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 club at his school. When Chad entered the 9th grade, he was reading at a 3rd grade level. After only 3.5 years at Ánimo City of Champions, he is now reading close to a 10th grade level - achieving a pace 7x what he had been achieving prior to Green Dot. Expectations are a powerful force. Chad can now choose a future worthy of his passions and talents. He is an All Star!
Students thrive in Green Dot schools. Each arrives at our middle or high schools, full of the energy and creativity of youth, but often accompanied by a data anomaly that doesn’t remotely fit: they are multiple grades behind and chance of college and a successful career is slipping away. They have been promoted learning half a grade or less each year. At Green Dot, everything changes. Anonymity is banished within a Green Lens of care, support, and unlimited expectations. Students become Growth All Stars, achieving multiple grades of learning each year at their schools.
This holiday season we will introduce you to Growth All Stars, like Chad but different - boys, girls, high schoolers, middle schoolers - all hitting it out of the park! There are 14,000 more Green Lens stories beyond these, each one unique and remarkable. Please put your energy behind them. GIVE what you can this holiday season and support All Star achievement.