Young Men Thriving in Urban Scholars Program

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At Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy, math teacher Damon Rutledge created the Urban Scholars program, a specialized program designed to provide African American male students the resources to thrive at school. The program is especially focused on connecting students with positive male role models in the community.

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Turning Neighbors Into Mentors

Karen Payne

In the few short months since starting at Fairley High School in Memphis, TN, Ms. Payne has already begun finding ways to enhance the existing student opportunities, while introducing new ones.

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Building a Next Generation Internship Program

Summer Internship

Throughout the summer at the Green Dot Public Schools’ home office, there were a half-dozen new faces working at desks, attending meetings, and walking the hallways. They belonged to the students in Green Dot’s first-ever internship program.

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Immersive Learning Takes Off at the Locke Jetspace

immersive learning

Too often, our learning spaces are isolated from the vitality of the surrounding community. Green Dot Public Schools’ commitment to students’ potential means providing an immersive, educational space where students, teachers, and professionals can meet and collaborate to develop real world skills and think in unconventional ways. The JetSpace is an example of such a space.

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