The Lana Learn team kicks off our High Impact Tutoring program in Washington, DC to help over 300 freshmen students.
Although February is the shortest month of the year, it has been a big month for Lana Learn. The High Impact Tutoring (HIT) programs kicks off Tuesday, February 28th and we couldn’t be more excited. This program is funded by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, D.C. It will help approximately 315 freshmen fill in academic gaps that were widened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We decided to work with freshman because, according to the Department of Education, the freshman year is classified as the “make it or break it year.” In other words, freshman year typically sets the tone for the rest of a student’s high school career. By providing our partner schools with highly trained, highly skilled academic coaches, students will receive rigorous, yet personalized support that helps them build a strong foundation for their entire high school career.
In preparation for this high impact tutoring program, we brought four new academic coaches onto our team. Each coach brings with them a wealth of educational and life experience that will be of great benefit to our students. The coaches and their school assignments are as follow:
- Adele Norton; IDEA Public Charter School
- Toju Omatete; Thurgood Marshall Academy
- Tatianna Griffin; HD Woodson High School
- Annakaren Lopez; Roosevelt High School
The HIT program will also undoubtedly enhance Lana Learn’s mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.