Image

3:34 AM / Sunday February 23, 2020

21 Jun 2010

Arise Charter High School, the nation’s first public charter school for youth in foster care, graduates its first class

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
June 21, 2010 Category: Local Posted by:

The Arise Academy Charter High School, the nation’s first public charter high school exclusively for youth in foster care, held its first graduation ceremony since it opened its doors in September 2009.

 

The graduation ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 15 at 6:30 PM on LaSalle University’s campus in the Dan Rodden Theater, 1900 West Olney Avenue. Ten students graduated.

 

All of them plan to pursue further education with chosen schools ranging from Community College of Philadelphia to Delaware State University. The graduation ceremony will include presentations by many of the students, and the commencement address will be given by Kenneth Youngblood, a local charter leader, an inspirational speaker and owner of many local McDonald’s.

 

A staggering 75.2% of Philadelphia foster youth drop out of high school – twice the rate of those not in foster care. Arise Academy is the first public charter high school in Philadelphia and the nation specifically designed to address the negative educational outcomes for foster care youth.

 

Arise Academy Charter High School (9-12 grades) is a one-of-a-kind educational institution for youth in foster care. Already recognized as an important model for educating this special population, Arise Academy combines academic curriculum with quality on-site support services that address the specific needs of children in foster care.

Image

 

By addressing the negative effects of transient life and offering much needed long-term stability, Arise Academy’s goal is to help foster care youth learn and grow in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation for individual talent so they can reach their full potential.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Commentary

Ask Muva

February 21, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email Dear Muva:I have a question from my monthly millennial girls group: How did...

Diaspora

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78

February 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Mogomotsi Magome ASSOCIATED PRESS  JOHANNESBURG  — The founder of the South African...

Oasis

72% of U.S. pastors concerned about ‘watered-down gospel’

February 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Stephanie Martin  churchnews.com In a new study that kicks off its “State...

Entertainment

M’Balia Singley premieres in ‘Turn’ at the Kimmel Center

February 21, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Kharisma McIlwainePhiladelphia native M’Balia Singley is a performer that has explored various...

Sun Report

A victory, a caution: Takeaways from New Hampshire’s primary

February 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters at a...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Feb. 16

February 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email All Signs: This week the two celestial bodies that most affect our energy...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff