Isaiah Scott via Crowdrise
October 12, 2012
BENEFITING: Success Academy Charter Schools
ORGANIZER: Success Academy Charter Schools
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
Let me begin by saying, whoever came up with the idea of combining community service (my first love) and running (the mistress) to create an epic world-renowned activity was a genius, and my new personal hero.
This year I will be running my first ever marathon, but this isn’t any marathon; this is THE marathon, the official New York City Marathon, an achievement of a lifetime, for a life-changing cause. I'm excited about committing myself to the training, fatigue, cramps and tendinitis for an organization that is just as committed to saving lives and developing scholars, through rigor and dedication. That organization is Success Academy Charter School.
Everyone that knows me understands my enthusiasm and passion for educational equality. This is without a doubt the most significant issue facing the nation. It’s a fact that 25% of students in the U.S. don’t finish high school, 13% of which are minorities. I’ve witnessed firsthand the effects of a deteriorating education system while working in Atlanta public schools, Miami public schools, and volunteering in NY public schools. There is soft bigotry and low expectations regarding poor communities, and that creates an environment of under achievement. I could try to list the countless foundational issues in the education system and cite groundbreaking models and leaders working to eradicate the problem, but then I'd prolong the donation process.
The real question is: Why Success Academy (SA)?
The answer: Results.
97% of SA students passed the 2012 NY state math exam.
88% of SA students, up from 81% in 2011, passed the NY state English exam.
100% of SA students passed the 2012 NY science exam.
Bottom line - Success Academy consistently ranks in the top 3% of NYC elementary schools. It continues to outperform public, private and charter schools in every area of the city. Success Academy is making a difference. This is work I support, and I ask that you join me in supporting it as well. Wishing me well on my page is just as appreciated as a donation.
Thank you for your part in their success.
Success Academy Charter Schools wrote -
Welcome to Mission Control for the 2012 Success Academy Charter Schools Marathon Team!
Please consider supporting our runners who are giving up their summer to train and run on behalf of 5000 New York City school children.
Your Money = Their Future.
At Success, we currently operate 9 high-performing public charter schools in NYC and we're growing!
Our goal is to provide world-class education to our scholars and we are constantly innovating to ensure we are employing the absolute best and most financially efficient methods of educating them. Every day we work to create an a rigorous and joyful learning environment for our own scholars while pushing for education policy reform so that ALL children have access to education they deserve. And we are incredibly proud of what our scholars have achieved! They are among the brightest, highest-achieving students in the state of New York thanks to the support of our dedicated teachers, staff and parents, as well as the preparation provided by our comprehensive curriculum and school model. Importantly, while attaining stellar test scores is certainly wonderful, it is not our primary focus. Rather, our objective is to prepare our scholars with a best-in-class education foundation that sets them up for success in college and beyond.
If you are interested in learning more about our results please visit our website at: successacademies.org