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Sanford Tollette

2020 ActivatEE Speaker

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Serving as Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp’s Executive Director for over 45 years, Sanford Tollette has transformed a Camp reserved primarily for underprivileged white boys to a Camp open and dedicated to helping troubled youth of all races and genders. In 1988, he expanded from summer adventure programming to year round programming with the addition of the academic Alternative Classroom Experience (ACE). ACE helps 150 at-risk children each year turn their lives around through an intensive residential educational program. Students practice mastery learning with a certified teacher and are mentored and tutored by AmeriCorps members. Not only do test results show a half grade improvement in math and reading within 4 to 5 weeks, students build skills in problem-solving, crisis management and personal responsibility. Executive Director Tollette has received many awards over the years and in 2012 was recognized by the White House as a Kiwanis International Champion of Change.

Sanford is a 2020 ActivatEE Keynote Speaker



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