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Teaching Staff and Volunteers
Odyssey Adventurers/Urban League, grades 6-12: Will Glenn (lead teacher), Qiana Holmes-Abanukam, Albert Watson, ’08, Leigh Button, Takeyla Benton, ’11.
Odyssey Explorers/UW Space Place, grades 1 to 5: Kanesha Freiberg (lead teacher), Brian Benford, ’07, Marisol Gonzalez, ’17, Milli Lau ’14,
Odyssey Jumpstart/Head Start, ages 2 to K: Head Start Staff: Erendira Giron-Cruz (lead teacher), Lilibeth Alvarez, Fabiola Garcia, Karla Holguin, Paula Noyce (cook). UW Continuing Studies Literally Arts Staff: Jamie Henke, Jessica C0urtier, Stanley Sallay ’07. Volunteers/partners: Amy Basel, Mary Wells ’07, Madison Reading Project
Faculty and Programming Partners
Goodman South Madison Library
Reach Dane and South Madison Head Start
UW Office of Child Care and Family Resources: Cigdem Unal (Director), Jen Dettrich
UW Space Place: Jim Lattis (Director) and Kay Kriewald (Educational Outreach)
Additional Guests and Partners
Afterschool Expeditions (Jerrod Buckner), Alliance of Therapy Dogs (Read to a Dog), Keena Atkinson ’10 (Fitness), Audio for the Arts (Audrey Martinovich), Badger Rock Neighborhood Center and Middle School (Sarah Karlson, Hedi Rudd ’12, Kipp Thomas), Takeyla Benton ’11, CEOs of Tomorrow (Roxie Hentz), Lalita Du Perron (Zumba instructor), Rob “DZ” Franklin (Madison Public Library), Will Glenn (Goodman South Madison Library and MMSD), Andrew Illene (artist), Madison Public Library (Will Glenn, Richard Jones Jesse Vieau), Madison Children’s Museum (J. Belmont and Sandra Bonnici), Madison College-South Campus (Poetry Slam), Madison Public Philosophy (Aaron Yarmel, Joe Venuta, and Dani Clevenger, Verge Manyen, Janet Riehecky), Verge Manyen (drumming workshop), Poet Fabu (Fabu Carter), Progress Center for Black Women (Sabrina Madison), R U Fit (Venus Washington), Dean Robbins (children’s book author), Ruthie’s Comfort Food (Ruth Allen ’18), Slow Food UW (Anna Gustafson, Rahim Omar, Margaret Nellis, Emily Miller, Hannah Cochlin, Jenny Steinberg, Caroline Klessig), Urban League of Greater Madison (Michelle Bozeman ’11), UW Geology Museum (Brooke Norsted), UW Multicultural Center (Enjoyiana Nururdin and Chanel Sims), UW Precollege Program (Prenecia Clifton), UW TEEM Scholars (Ann Halbach, Miriam Roman-Avalos ), Jan Vidruk (music teacher), Storytellers (Otis Harris Jr. ‘09, Karina Herrejon ‘16, Sahira Rocillo Ramirez ‘15, Albert Watson ‘08)
Summer Enrichment Partners
The following organizations offer scholarships for summer programming to Odyssey Junior participants: African American Ethnic Academy Summer Science Camp with BioPharmaceutical Technical Institute, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, CEOs of Tomorrow, Greater Madison Writing Project Young Writer’s Camp, Growing into Spanish, Henry Vilas Zoo, Junior Badger Recreation Camp, STEAM Camp with Urban League of Greater Madison and Strang Corporation, WCATY (Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth), WYSO Music Makers Camp, YMCA-East.
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