Announcing a new partnership with Educational Justice!

In Blog, Community, Community Partner Spotlight // on March 19th, 2017 // by // No comment

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We are proud to announce we’re kicking off a partnership with the local non-profit Educational Justice this Spring! Educational Justice is a Louisville-based organization that is bridging the opportunity gap in education between students that come from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

Recognizing that there are fewer educational resources out there for students that come from a lower-income neighborhoods than that of their more privileged peers, Educational Justice’s goal is to end educational inequality by empowering the students themselves in their primary program.

After realizing that students coming from more privileged backgrounds had an untapped resource –  their knowledge, Educational Justice created a program that relies on high-schoolers and middle-schoolers themselves.

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High-achieving high school students (also known as “Activists”) can apply to become a long-term tutor for a middle-schooler (referred to as “Achievers”) who may need some additional resources to catch-up to their peers in academic achievement. The idea is that with one-on-one attention and tutoring from a self-selected mentor, an Achiever can overcome the education discrepancy and excel in high school.

We’re excited to support such dedicated students and will be highlighting some of the outstanding Activist-Achiever pairs – so be on the lookout for the “Activist Spotlight” in the months to come!

Want to learn more? Find out how you can support the Educational Justice cause here.

Know a Freshman or Sophomore high school student who would make a great Activist?

Share the application process and information here: http://educationaljustice.org/activist/

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