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Turning Red Dots Green

Green Dot took our name from a newspaper map from 1999 which showed internet connectivity in neighborhoods across the metropolitan area — green dots on the map showed sites that were wired for the internet; red dots showed those that had no connection. A stark pattern emerged: Affluent areas were all green dots while low…
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Unified Sports

All Means All: Locke Students Promote Inclusion through Basketball

February 13, 2020
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On a crisp December morning, a group of Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory High School students arrived at Mayfair High School and were welcomed by a zealous row of parents, students, faculty, and staff.

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college

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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SERIES:

Faces of Growth
School

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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