THE CHEYNEY INSTITUTE FOR COLORED YOUTH.
The Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney. Pa., is maintaining one
of the best summer schools in the country. The work and methods of
instruction last summer were so interesting and beneficial that many of
the teachers were sorry when closing time came.
Unfortunately, the Management was confronted by the same problem
of lack of accommodation, this year as last.
A large number of Southern teachers, anxious for the best profes-
sional training. were in attendance. and a still larger number were unable
to register, owing to the limited dormitory capacity of the school.
The Anna Jeanes Fund holds out much hope to those engaged in
Southern work. They now feel that something of equipment and remuner-
ation will come to their work and thus enable them to realize the ends
of race uplift to which they have consescrated their lives.
But this desire for professional improvement is not confined to South-
ern teachers. The aggressive teachers of the Middle States apply in large
numbers, thus showing a desire to keep abreast of the more advanced
thought along the lines of their work.
One who has not come in contact with summer school teachers,
cannot appreciate the earnestness of effort they put forth. More and
more do they seem to realize the great import of their high calling, and
truly count that dav lost which does not behold some new effort put forth
or some new task done.
To meet the demands of such teachers is a problem that rests pri-
marily with the devoted Board of Management and the Principal, Prof.
Hugh M. Browne. That every need might be met and fully satisfied,
they are careful to select instructors who combine intelligent preparation
with practical experience.
In the faculty last summer were represented some of the best ideas
of the Massachusetts schools, Teachers' College, Columbia University,
Chicago State Normal, University of Pennsylvania, and Smith College.
Efficiency, or the power to do, was stressed as the final aim. The dining
hall and dormitory were managed most satisfactorily by graduates of the