The Social Justice School celebrates and supports the development of diverse identities. In this middle school, students have choice in what they learn, when they learn, and how they learn. They are equity-centered designers who tackle real world problems by engaging in relevant project-based learning. Students become change makers in their communities, school, and the world.
We seek to eliminate the reliance on government to address the needs of Black Youth by providing fee-for-service programs within the system in order to both extricate program participants from the system and generate revenue for extra-systematic solutions to community issues. Currently, we are focused on creating an educational model rooted in community uplift and dedicated to academic excellence
YEBO offers youth the opportunity to self-select, explore, and create from the media arts, while connecting students to local industry professionals who serve as coaches and CTE certified instructors. YEBO integrates pop-culture, core academic content, authentic self-exploration, and a mobile learning experience to ensure students are prepared for a career in the 21st century digital workplace.
Generation Success is one of few organizations designed for learners with exceptionalities at both ends of the Special Education Spectrum. We provide equity through project-based, self-directed, personalized learning modules. Our students genuinely drive their education. Equally, we teach our students how to advocate for themselves, and develop life skills in their education.
HigherUp Academy - Jade Thornton
HigherUp Academy High School exists to develop high school students intensely for post-secondary opportunities. We do this via dual-enrollment courses emphasizing technology and allied health partnerships along with the classroom experience. HUA seeks to graduate students who are academically,socially, and financially conscious. Then, they come back into their communities and leverage equity.
Lyceum Schools, Inc. - Byron Arthur
New Orleans, LA
Our organization plans to operate a charter school that will serve the young men of New Orleans. The school will prepare students for college and/or career through a program of challenging academics, social and emotional learning, robust extra-curricular offerings, opportunities for student leadership, and a commitment to community service.
At the New Orleans Freedom School, we develop youth committed to lives of hope, love, and self-discipline through academic excellence rooted in the knowledge of our communities, AND co-create new generations of critical thinking, confident people. As a culturally and linguistically responsive school for equity and inclusion, we bring together communities, leverage intergenerational cultural organizing, and use our voices and power in pursuit of justice and equity for all communities.
Seats in schools of high demand do not exist in SE DC. Kids must travel across town to attend schools that engage in purposeful, self-directed work, with intentional focus on social emotional learning. IDA disrupts this inequity by increasing access to this type of learning in this community. What makes IDA unique is that we customize learning around each child's passions and curiosities.
We provide a rigorous, supportive, college-preparatory environment where all girls can be successful. By providing rigorous progressive coursework in coding, entrepreneurship and public speaking combined with character education, mindfulness training, and one-on-one support, our girls will have the emotional and academic skills necessary to thrive in a global economy.