Matthew Chapman was recently presented with the Community Literacy Award from the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy in recognition of his innovative use of multimedia to motivate literacy learning in local schools.

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Matthew Chapman was presented with the Community Literacy Award for his use of multimedia to motivate literacy learning in local schools

Matthew Chapman’s program, Music Saves the Soul, leads secondary school students to compose, record and produce their own albums of songs, poetry, and rhythmic readings as well as develop album art for their CDs. This program also took place in September 2014 with aboriginal students. As well, Mr. Chapman, who is the past Executive Director of the Summit Youth Centre, leads boys’ groups at J.A. Laird and Eileen Madson schools in creative and physical activities that help students learn self-regulation and appropriate personal expression. Congratulations Mr. Chapman!

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