When working with students with disabilities, it is important to understand every aspect of the student, not only their disability. Doing so, increases our chances of building rapport and having a successful journey with them.
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For over two years, Alizah Silver has been teaching mindfulness, activism, and compassion to KIPP Empower Academy elementary school students in South Los Angeles through her interactive yoga classes and after-school program known as the LOVE ACTIVISTS.
Since 2002, the Institute for Educational Advancement has provided highly gifted students with the prestigious Caroline D. Bradley scholarship -- a merit-based high school scholarship awarded to up to 30 students across the nation each year. Applicants of this competitive scholarship are required to complete a rigorous application process including essays, transcripts, two recommendations, a work sample, standardized test scores, and an interview.
From kindergarten to college, our KIPPster recently celebrated their 2018 graduations. We can't wait to see what the future holds for these talented students.