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Annual BBQ Provides Bonding Time for New and Returning Prevail Students and Staff

Prevail Academy held its annual back to school barbeque to reacquaint returning students with teachers and welcome new students and their families to the school.

Family playing Connect Four.

The event featured food and gave students time to meet with teachers and staff, but the most popular activities were face painting and a large bounce slide.

Kids playing on large bounce slide.

“The community and neighborhood were welcomed with open arms to have fun at Prevail,” Dean of Instruction Canise Stewart-Singleton said. “Prevail stood out as a safe place to take your scholars for free social activities. It was impactful because our staff were able to engage with new, current, and prospective scholars. We were able to impact our community and neighborhood beyond academics.”
That’s an important opportunity for Prevail, which has outperformed the local district for the past 13 years.
Children were able to eat with their family and friends and decide which animal to portray with face paint. Butterflies were the most popular choice of the day.

Students with their faces painted. 
“It was great seeing our scholars at events like these,” Stewart-Singleson said. “We had the chance to reconnect while school was out and see their huge smiles as they saw us as well beyond the classroom.”
Great job connecting with community, Prevail!

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About Prevail Academy
Prevail Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school in Mount Clemens, Michigan, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes more than 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit

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