If you visit their website, Achievable Dream Academy is described this way: "Through unique public/private partnerships with school districts, An Achievable Dream operates public schools dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and succeed and that education can break the cycle of poverty". Known for its success in nurturing and educating its students in Newport News, An Achievable Dream Academy is now open in Seatack, Virginia Beach. As part of WHRO's American Graduate initiative on the next Another View we will talk with administrators and parents about the plans for the Virginia Beach campus and how the community has adapted to its newest educational endeavor. Our guests include Mary Daniels, Principal of An Achievable Dream Academy, VB; Kim Luckes, Vice President of Operations, An Achievable Dream Academy; Lee Vreeland, Vice President of Academics, An Achievable Dream Academy; and James Lawson, a parent of a student at An Achievable Dream Academy. Plus we'll get an update on the newest festival in our area, Africana Virginia Beach! All that and more on the next Another View, Friday, August 15 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live from this blog!
Believe it or not in one month and for college students, even sooner, the new academic year gets underway! What can you do to make sure your child has a successful year? We'll have the experts on hand to tell you just what you and your child need to make the 2014-2015 year the best one yet! Join Another View Host, Barbara Hamm Lee and guests Dr. Dwana White, P.B. Young Elementary School Principal and Terricita Sass, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at Norfolk State University. Plus, our very own Jae Sinnett joins us for an inside look at the music industry! It's all on Another View, Friday, August 1st at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live from this blog!
The snowstorm prevented our guests from Black Women for Positive Change to come to Hampton Roads on Friday, January 31, so instead we held a mini town-hall discussion on how the community can participate in efforts to prevent kids from dropping out of high school. Our guests included Kelly Jackson, Director, Center for Regional Citizenship, and lead person for WHRO/WHRV's American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen Initiative; Lisa Godley, Documentary Producer and Producer of Another View; Quintin Brown, Executive Director, Communities in Schools Hampton Roads; and Sarah Peoples-Perry, Director, Systematic Tutoring Expecting Progress or STEP. Below you will find community resources that were discussed on the show. Please download the podcast for additional information.
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