Updated 2018-10-24


A cooperative learning community rooted in the principles of Self-Directed Education & Natural Learning.
Atiba & Dr. Sundiata facilitator
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(+1) 678-723-8103
90 Rountree Rd.
Riverdale, GA  30274
United States

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – We provide a community, a framework, and a loving enriching environment for young people to direct their own learning.
  2. Youth Autonomy – At GROW we believe in the play, passion, purpose continuum. Meaning that we trust that young people will play their way into their passion and their passion will become their purpose.
  3. Access to Tools and Technology – As a community we collaborate to provide the tools and resources needed to enrich our learning spaces.
  4. Adult Allies – The adults at GROW maintain the culture by modeling the core values and also serve as resources when needed.
  5. Free Age Mixing – GROW is a mixed age learning community.
  6. Community – We have weekly “GROW Voices” meetings rooted in sociocracy and dialogue where everyone has a voice in creating a happy, healthy, and safe learning community.

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