Every year our team of staff, volunteers and board members proudly announces our graduating class of RE students. While high school graduation for most of us is something that is expected, for many of our young people they are the first in their families to earn that milestone achievement. At Raising Expectations, we believe that every young person regardless of their personal circumstances, challenges or family history can become something more than what they may have internalized growing up in poverty. This year, we had 10 students graduate from Booker T. Washington High School. The great majority of them began their enrollment with RE while at Kennedy Middle School under the leadership of Principal Andrea Dziengue. That year, we aligned RE programs and supports according to the needs and challenges that the principal deemed most urgent. It was the type of partnership that allowed our out of school time efforts to supplement the school day programs that yielded improved outcomes with standardized test scores, improved parent engagement and a school culture/climate that lauded learning.
Part 1 Meet our #REGraduates:
Part 2 Meet Renard: Gordon State College
Part 3 Meet Janesha: Albany State University
Part 4 Meet Antoinette: Albany State University
Above is a picture of 3 of our rising first generation college students and high school graduates that need your help. As we prepare to send them off to college, we are asking the #REVillage to support us in any of the 3 ways noted below.
1. Make a donation through our online portal
2. Choose items from Raising Expectations Amazon Smile account that they will need for their dorms
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Click here to purchase items to help our #REGraduates get ready for college.
3. Look at the list of items needed, purchase them yourself, and deliver them to our home office at 220 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30314