Programs

playground

200 Community Volunteers Join Forces on Destiny’s Campus to Build a New Playground for SOAR Academy

September 12, 2018

This fall, volunteers from Keurig Dr. Pepper, Columbia Distributing, SOAR Academy and the community joined KaBOOM! at the Destiny Charter Middle School campus to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground for the students of SOAR Academy, which is now located on Destiny’s campus.

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Robinson

A Colorful Competition at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School

September 10, 2018

When you enter into your freshman year at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, you are born into one of five houses: the Burgundy Lancers, Yellow Mustangs, Orange Monarchs, Purple Bruins, Green Royals, or the Pink Dodgers. Each spring, these houses compete in The Robinson Games, a school wide tournament that features trivia, strategy, and athletic games.

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Escape

Students Escape Classroom to Build 21st Century Skills

September 5, 2018

Though automation and AI may occupy some jobs in the future, there are many things that robots can’t do as well as humans, like improvised creativity. We don’t know what the future will look like, but we know that learning how to work with people and learning how to solve complex problems will help us adapt to whatever comes our way.

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Summer

An Alumna’s Perspective on Green Dot’s Summer Institute for Business & Leadership for Women of Color

August 30, 2018

This year Green Dot hosted the Summer Institute for Business and Leadership (SIBL). SIBL was hosted at the University of Southern California (USC) and empowered young women of color to develop passion and purpose through building an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set.

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leadership

A Leadership & Life Playlist: Songs That Have Inspired My Work

July 25, 2018

Green Dot Leadership and Life Coordinator Charli Kemp shares the purpose and importance of our new Leadership and Life framework.

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after school

Green Dot Students Advocate for After School Programs in Sacramento

July 5, 2018

“I know how much after school programs have impacted me, so having the opportunity to help students have the same great experiences that I had after school was an honor,” said Ryan Atapattu, senior at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School.

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band

Chalkbeat–How one group unites, provides opportunities for Memphis-area musicians

July 3, 2018

Chalkbeat features Fairley High School’s band in their preparation for this year’s Independence Showdown Battle of the Bands.

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equity

The Broad Center–Equity, inclusion and welcoming learning environments fill us with pride

July 2, 2018

The Broad Center interviews Green Dot’s Vice President of Strategic Planning, Nithya Rajan, about Green Dot’s work on diversity, equity and inclusion, with a particular focus on our recent focus in California on supporting students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

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Robots

Ping Pong Ball-Throwing Robots Get Put to the Test at Fourth Annual Competition

June 25, 2018

Students throughout the Green Dot network are learning how to meet the challenges of the future by building their own robots and testing the limits of their mechanical creations.

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Senior

Panels and Community Building at Annual Launch to College Event Prepares Students for Life on Campus

June 20, 2018

Each year college-bound seniors from all Green Dot high schools in California come together to connect with other seniors attending the same universities, and to learn more about their imminent transition to college.

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