AS A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION, OUR AIM IS TO EQUIP AND EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS IN THE U.S. TO BE MULTILINGUAL GLOBAL CITIZENS
WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE U.S. CITIZENS EMBRACE MULTILINGUALISM AND CELEBRATE MULTICULTURALISM.
Why ReDefiners Exist
At ReDefiners, we promote social change, create equity in educational opportunities and provide a competitive advantage to youth and adults.
Equity should exist in accessibility to educational opportunities.
Students should be given the opportunity to learn a second language before age 11.
World language education promotes higher academic achievement; social, cultural and character development and leads to increased career opportunities.
Ultimately - to build bridges between communities; we believe the world will be a better place if more people understand, value and respect cultural differences while developing communication skills in more than one language.
OUR CORE VALUES
We inclusively & collaboratively empower all stakeholders to have the courage to lead.
CULTURE OF LEARNING
We learn by studying and developing best practices, encouraging new ideas and reflecting on our experiences to guide our processes.
COMMUNITY & RECOGNITION
We concretely recognize the collective value of individuals in developing a community of global citizens.
ReDefiners was founded by Chantelle Daniels in 2016, a full-time educator, parent, and advocate for language learning. Her goal was to bring children the opportunity to become speakers of more than English. That's how ReDefiners was born, to create an opportunity for children to gain access to high-quality proficiency-based language learning that is fun, relevant and will expand their intercultural knowledge.
ReDefiners is a non-profit organization that prides itself on being a pioneer in early language education programming in Hillsborough County. The organization is made up of qualified teachers, international student volunteers and business professionals who are passionate about language and cultural education.
Since 2016, we have grown and will continue to do so, as long as we continue to be a community of advocates for language learning. We offer language classes in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish and English to elementary ages children in PreK-5th grade and adults.