Locke Jumpstarts Student Trajectories at Annual Career Day and Fair

A pilot, a doctor, and a secret serviceman were all in the same building. This isn’t a setup for a punchline. This is just a few of the many professions students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy learned about during the school’s annual Career Day and Fair, which took place on November 4, 2022.

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Mentors and mentees have first face-to-face at Mentorship Match Day

The Green Dot Mentorship Program kicked off its second year with the first ever face to face encounter of mentors and students at Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School after starting virtually during the 2021-2022 school year in both Los Angeles and Memphis. Mentors from various partner companies met for the first time in…

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Meet our Green Dot Growth All Stars!

Chad is a 12th grader at Green Dot’s Ánimo City of Champions High School in Los Angeles. Chad radiates kindness — he won’t tell you who his best friend is, instead he casually shares that he is friends with everyone on campus. To bring everyone together around his favorite hobby, he is starting a book…

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School Psychologists Lower Barriers to Learning for Student Success

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, on average, four out of five students are not getting the mental health support they need. At Green Dot Public Schools California, we invested in a team of school psychologists who are making safe spaces for our students to receive crisis management, social-emotional counseling sessions, special education counseling, and more during school hours.

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First Person: Growing from Middle to High School

My name is Lindsey Garcia, I am 14 years old and I graduated from middle school at Ánimo Jefferson Middle School and I am a current ninth grade (freshman) student at Ánimo Ralph Bunche High School. Starting high school was something I had always had mixed feelings about, as I was sad, happy, excited, but…

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How this MLK Middle School teacher integrates sports into education

As a first year teacher  at Martin Luther King Middle School in Beaumont, Texas, Ariana Darjean feels a special connection to her physical education students, thanks in part to having siblings that are as old as they are. “You need to adjust and adapt and yes, I can relate to the kids a little more…

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Green Dot Student Selected for Global Citizen Initiative Fellowship

Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School student Sofia Garcia has been selected to participate in the Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) fellowship. The fellowship is a 10-month program designed to address global issues at local and community-wide levels. The program brings fellows from around the world to the Global Citizen Initiative’s nine-day summit at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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