When we looked for students to join our new community outreach Street Team, Amira G. was at the top of the list. As a paid Street Team member, Amira learned professional skills like speaking, event planning and representing our schools throughout the community. After graduation, she wants to go to college to be a psychologist […]
While occasionally working for his father’s landscaping business, high school student Hector D. realized that protection against sharp tools, thorny shrubs, biting insects and brutal heat could be improved with better gear. He had the idea for a technical vest that would protect workers that he is calling Arbolero – combining the Spanish word for […]
What was once a role focused on getting students out the classroom and into careers, school counselors are now responsible for so much more. They must focus on the mental health, behavioral health, emotional wellbeing and psychosocial development of the students they serve. High-profile headlines of mass shootings, unjustified brutality, fentanyl overdoses and hate speech […]
There’s a lot more to high school than academics. Just ask Isabel S., who had trouble fitting in and socializing with her fellow students — which made it hard to concentrate in class as she found herself procrastinating on homework and falling behind. Then she transferred to our school where she was paired with an […]
It might seem that students are back on track now that they are in the classroom again after the pandemic, but studies show that it may take another year or two to fully catch up on their education. Here are two simple New Year’s resolutions for students to keep their education moving forward. “First resolution […]
Like any parent, Aniyah’s mom just wants the best for her daughter, and education is a priority in their family. “Aniyah has always been a good student and she especially loves art,” noted her mom, Christina. “She uses art to better understand her coursework – something she couldn’t do consistently in a traditional school. Along […]
Lonnie S. likes coming to his high school and socializing, but that wasn’t always the case. At his previous school, he was bullied and struggled both socially and academically.
Rafael E. remembers his digital media class when the teacher had them fly drones to get compelling aerial shots. Fast forward three and a half years and Rafael is flying reconnaissance drones for the U.S. Army.
Karina B. struggled with some mental health issues that made going to a public school difficult. She was anxious around large groups and suffered from depression which exhausted her both emotionally and physically.
Inflation isn’t just changing our behavior at the gas pump and grocery store. More teens are working now than before the 2008 financial crisis. Some of them are taking advantage of all the higher-paying entry-level jobs, but others are just trying to help their families make ends meet.