Dr. Darryl Ford

Dr. Darryl Ford

Dr. Darryl Ford, William Penn Charter’s head of school, will receive the Leonard C. Ferguson Youth Advocate Award on November 7 during College Settlement’s third annual “Acorn to Oaks Gala.”

The event, which is being held at The Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia, raises much-needed dollars to help provide outdoor education to thousands of young people each year, including nearly 1,000 children each summer at their camps. The event will feature a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and dancing.

Dr. Ford has helped continue the more than 20 year tradition of having lower school students travel to Horsham to experience team-building and environmental education at College Settlement’s Outdoor School. Also, since becoming Head of School, Dr. Ford has grown the school’s enrollment, opened a pre-kindergarten and the Kurtz Center for Performing Arts, and added Mandarin Chinese to the curriculum.

The cost per ticket is $95.To buy tickets or for more information visit www.collegesettlement.org.

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