Programs

Solar Eclipse Sparks Curiosity of Green Dot’s Young Scientists Across the Nation

September 13, 2017
Solar Eclipse

This summer, Green Dot students witnessed the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Green Dot educators saw this as a great opportunity to continue linking current events and natural phenomena to the classroom, encouraging students to tap into their innate curiosity.

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JetTalk: Maria Scileppi on Turning Your Passion Into a Career

September 12, 2017
career

Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy earned how they could turn their passions into a career, thanks to director of 72U, Maria Scileppi.

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Watch Three Green Dot Students Along Their Road to College

August 14, 2017
road to college

In this video, we encounter three students in different grade levels — one middle school student, one recent high school graduate, and one alumni — from three different cities across the Green Dot network, all on different parts of their road to college.

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Cooling the Melt: Helping Our Students Get to Day One of Freshmen Year at College

August 10, 2017
summer melt

A phenomena known as “summer melt” is a representation of the obstacles faced by many first year and first generation college students. This is why Green Dot’s educational model has built-in supports in the form of summer workshops, support groups, mentors, and outreach.

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Cultivating Professional Habits With Our Second Generation of Green Dot Interns

August 2, 2017
Interns

Our second annual cohort of interns, made up of Green Dot juniors from seven different schools, is spending their summer working alongside our staff and in the offices of community partners to gain insight into career fields of interest and cultivate professional habits.

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Performance Poetry Teams Write a Legacy at Ánimo Inglewood

July 18, 2017
Poetry

Since 2012, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School has developed a steady stream of poets, planting roots in the teen poetry slam community.

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Special Olympics Breaks Down Stereotypes and Builds Cohesion

July 5, 2017
Special Olympics

The thumps of basketballs hitting the pavement were muffled over the applause of the audience, as Ánimo Western Charter Middle School and Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School students played in their first Special Olympics Unified Sports game.

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Recalculating Trajectory: Intervention Courses Put Students Back on the Path to College

July 3, 2017
Reading

Two years ago when Destiny Middle School, Tacoma’s first charter public middle school, opened its doors, more than 80% of the students were reading below grade level. Jenni Denison’s son Isaiah was one of those students.

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Mock Interviews Prepare Green Dot Students for Future Careers

June 29, 2017
Mock Interviews

Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo High School staff partnered with professionals and business leaders across Los Angeles, including Green Dot Ambassadors, to simulate real-world interview experiences at its annual Mock Interviews event, which helps our students polish and refine skills necessary to pursue future careers.

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Community Partnerships Bring Free Vision and Health Screenings to Thousands of Students

June 21, 2017
Vision to Learn

When students experience challenges with their hearing or sight, it not only affects their ability to learn, but it also impacts their quality of life. That’s why Green Dot partnered with Vision to Learn and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to provide vision and health screenings for over 2,000 middle school students.

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