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How Simone Is Paving the Way for Her Siblings to Attend College

October 29, 2019
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“If I move up, they move up, we’re a unit. I have to do my best and pave the way for my younger siblings, because I’m the one they are looking up to,” reflected Grossley.

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Mental Health

The Case for Supporting the Mental Health of Your Students

October 8, 2019
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This Mental Illness Awareness Week, Janneth Johnson discusses why all students should have access to mental health support structures.

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Sandra Estrada: My Road to College

September 24, 2019
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In her junior year at the University of California, Los Angeles we spoke with Ánimo Leadership Charter High School alumna Sandra Estrada about her road to college and where this journey might lead her once she graduates.

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Why Sarai Traveled Two Hours a Day for School

July 9, 2019
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Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School (APB) alumna Sarai Flores is one of the many students whose academic trajectories have been dramatically changed since they arrived at a Green Dot school. “I was not a very good student; I felt like school wasn’t important, but my mindset changed when I came to APB. I went from failing all my classes to getting mostly As,” reflected Flores.

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