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Showing posts from August, 2016

Volunteers Needed

AYA Educational Institute needs some Grand Ma's and Grand Pa's hands to support our innovative national African-centered educational initiatives for youth and adults.  ( Not a grandparent, we NEED your help too!!! We need volunteers for 1.5 - 3.0 three hours per week to interact with our students and parents. You'll be working with AYA faculty and staff, so in many cases you can learn with the students. You don't have to be an expert. Most times they just need a caring and guiding hand and someone who believes in them and their potential. Various times are available: school day, afternoons, evenings and even weekends. You can volunteer from your home, office, dorm room, etc. You can communicate with our students and parents online via our unique platform with just your computer, tablet, phone and an internet connection. If you're in the ATL area and want to get out of your house, we can use your support at our Decatur academic cluster

I have the hardest time getting people to understand AYA!

I have the hardest time getting people to understand AYA - the school. They think our school is like Connect or Khan Academy. NOT! Check out this short excerpt  as AYA students from 5 states debate Black History Celebration or Not! This is a regular language arts debate class, not a special event. All of our instruction is live - live qualified instructors. Live students from across the country and across town. Plus every nine weeks, all students must demonstrate to the community what they are learning in school via local face-2-face presentations. The must show what they know, not what grade the earned. They must take the criticism and the praises. We are preparing students to serve and lift our community, instead of joining others to exploit our community. If you can't see the one above, try this YouTube version: In this video - big ups to Allie from NY, Sol from Cincinnati,Tiye from Tuskegee, Yemazen from Dayton, and Farasha from Atlanta Metro. Got a middle of high sch