Karen Dessables is Executive Director of Reach for Excellence at Marist School Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She writes from there to share about a fine initiative for students with limited opportunities and resources …
"Reach for Excellence" has begun its 18th year in Atlanta! As a program of the Society of
"Limited opportunities and resources" means that the student's family income is "low income".
Through three six-week summer sessions and three years of Saturday courses, the program, hosted at Marist School, provides and reinforces the academic and social skills each student needs to succeed in high school, college, and beyond
Three hundred eighty scholars have graduated from Reach for Excellence beginning in 2003 with Cohort 2003 A to Cohort 2018 P, the most recent group who graduated in July 2018..
Cohort 2018 P attends a number of public and independent high schools including Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, DeKalb School of the Arts, Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Lakeside High School, Marist School, Parkview High School, Phillips Exeter in New Hampshire, and Wesleyan School.
Reach for Excellence's 2018-2019 Saturday Session met on February 9,
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A wonderful initiative with outstanding results- is there any chance of a follow up article written by one of the graduates- is there a migrant, or a refugee among them? her or his story would help to unpack what is behind those smiling faces.