Hello Brookstone Family and Friends,
I am Rashanda Broadway, a proud parent of two alumni of Brookstone Schools. Both of my
sons were lifers at Brookstone which means they were there from Kindergarten to 8th grade.
They still continue to be part of the Brookstone family during the summer as they both have
been counselors for Brookstone’s summer camp program.
How did I come to know about Brookstone Schools? Well, I am the owner of a childcare called
Empowering God’s Youth and at that time a parent in my program and myself were looking for
the next school for our children as they aged out of childcare. We searched and interviewed
places and I remember my parents saying, “You have to check out Brookstone, I like it.” I said
Okay–my son got tested by Mrs. Cloud and we were on our way. When we first attended, the
school was located in a church off of Wilkinson Blvd. Soon my other son began attending
Brookstone as well.
My sons learned so much from Brookstone. They were challenged spiritually and academically.
They had teachers that truly cared about them and their success as individuals and learning.
Brookstone promoted healthy living such as having them drink water and eat healthy lunches, which my sons still do to this day. Brookstone gave my boys a sense of community where they
can feel safe.
I have to speak about the amazing support Brookstone has been to my family. Brookstone is
not just a school that educates. Brookstone has been very resourceful in so many capacities.
My boys were afforded the opportunity to be a part of Solidarity Scholars, a program that has also
supported my son’s high school success.
Brookstone’s awareness to assist families with social and economic gaps lightened some family stressors which created an environment for my children to be children and learn.
Brookstone is a school that supports and provides love
and well-rounded values to promote spiritual and educational tools to children and
families. This is what ensured optimal success. This is the foundational seed in my boys’ life
that continues to keep them disciplined and able to take on the challenges socially and in higher
With the experiences, skills and challenges that were built during their time at Brookstone it
gave my boys the capacity to expand. For example one of my sons received a scholarship at
his high school for his character during his time at the school. Based on the skills and
foundation of studying from Brookstone, my son as a Freshman in college had a 4.0 GPA. My
other son is also disciplined in studying. He challenges himself to do his best. He balances out
sports and academics and he deals with social challenges in high school with right counsel and
Outside of the classroom, like I stated earlier, both of my boys have received working
experiences as counselors. My oldest son was also placed in a paid internship, promoted and
encouraged by the administration from Brookstone.
I am more than Grateful for a school like Brookstone in my family’s life. It does take a village to
raise our children and this is truly a village full of love, life and peace. Thank you Brookstone for
all you have done and continue to do!