Marion Jackson, Charles Village resident, and grandmother to Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School 4th grader Maliyah Jackson, was ecstatic when she received news that the instrumental music club was launching its spring session. For her, it meant a dream deferred could finally come true.
Mrs. Jackson had long hoped that her granddaughter would develop a love for either the violin or guitar. In fact, Mrs. Jackson remembers smiling as she watched a four-year old Maliyah point with enthusiasm towards a picture of a violin that she had hung at home as a means of subtle inspiration.
When the announcement of the spring after school clubs came home, Mrs. Jackson asked Maliyah what interested her. When Maliyah said that she wanted to play violin in the school orchestra, Mrs. Jackson said she “was struck so deeply” because she had held onto that dream so long. “I am happy, proud, ecstatic and all of the other joyous words you can think of”.
Greater Homewood Community Corporation partners with John Hopkins University to offer a suite of high-quality after school programming at Margaret Brent. Hopkins students, such as Lily Liu and Timothy Huang pictured above with Maliyah and her grandmother, share their passions with Margaret Brent students through clubs such as: Girl Scouts, Ballet, Sports, Instrumental music.
If you have a special interest, skill or hobby that you would like to share with students, please contact Community School Site Coordinator, Sharicca Boldon, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to connect you with students that you can help become young engineers, artists, scientists and business owners with an investment of just a few hours of your time each week.