Beyond the Classroom

legacy

Why the First Legacy Conference Was Vital for the Achievement of Our African American Male Students

June 11, 2018

This year we launched our first Legacy Conference, a day dedicated to exploring the deficits in educating and empowering African American students, in particular young men.

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Sports

Ánimo Cup Soccer Tournament Brings Green Dot Students Together

May 28, 2018

On an early Saturday morning, Green Dot middle school and high school students laced up their cleats for the Ánimo Cup, an intramural soccer tournament for teams in our network.

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tea party

Can’t We All Just Get Oolong? How a Tea Party and Other Gatherings Are Growing Young Ladies at Kirby

May 2, 2018

A tea party is just one of the mentorship events Kirby Middle School principal Deadre Ussery is hosting for a select group of 10 eighth grade girls.

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poetry

National Poetry Writing Month Brings Student Stories to the Stage

April 26, 2018

Though nearly every English curriculum in America features a unit on poetry, at Green Dot, we provide students with additional outlets to use performance poetry (or spoken word) to pursue self-expression and personal growth.

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voices

Green Dot Student Writing and Art Competition Awards Scholarship to Winners!

April 24, 2018

Our first Ánimo Voices Writing and Art Competition invited students to write about innovators, upstanders, visionaries, or rebels that have made a difference in their local or broader communities. Check out this year’s winners!

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run

Green Dot Teachers Union and Staff Host Second Scholarship Fundraiser

March 28, 2018

On a rainy Saturday morning, over 200 educators, administrators, union leaders, and community leaders laced up their running shoes to participate in the annual Race to College 5K Fun(d) Run.

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dual enrollment

College is a Matter of ‘When,’ Not ‘If’ at Green Dot

March 21, 2018

Though more students in the United States are attending college after high school than ever before, as many as one in three first-year students don’t return after their freshman year. At Green Dot, we’re helping students build a vision for their life that includes completing college before they even step foot on campus their freshman year.

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signing day

Signing Day at Hillcrest High School Celebrates Five Students

February 28, 2018

Hillcrest High School had the honor of hosting a National Signing Day event for five senior football players, who signed letters of intent to attend universities across the country– making them the second largest signing class in Memphis.

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women

A Field Trip to Empower Young Women of Color

February 15, 2018

This past fall, 100 young women of color from six Green Dot high schools took a trip to the University of Southern California for a day of building awareness, and discussing equity, inclusion, and empowerment.

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football

Celebrating Football Success in Memphis

February 7, 2018

As we celebrate the close game and new champions from Super Bowl LII, we also celebrate our own Green Dot football teams in Memphis as they wrap successful seasons.

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Spirit

How School Spirit Affects Community Spirit

December 8, 2017

UPAS Community Engagement Coordinator Samantha Levra shares about the Ánimo Watts Charter High School Fall Carnival, and how school spirit affects community spirit.

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College

Professional Writers Coach Seniors On Tackling College Essays

November 29, 2017

Ánimo Leadership Charter High School senior Ryan Atapattu sat anxiously in front of the computer monitor. In just a few moments, he would be sitting down with a professional writer to discuss the first draft of his personal essay for college applications, packed with glimpses into his life story and his dreams.

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