At my school, my teachers encourage me to dream big. My dream is to become a lawyer one day and advocate for people all over the world whose voices are not being heard.
Success Academy scholars, including myself, have taken many, many field trips over the years, including many to corporations and stock brokerages. But this trip was different for us because the people we met set an example for us.
In case you missed this year’s SLAM the EXAM rally, one of the highlights was the motivational speech of 15-year-old Elyjah Pellew.
Ready, set, go! School is starting for 11,000 Success Academy scholars in grades pre-K to 10!
It was a casual encounter in Harlem that brought the two of them together.
Success Academy tenth-grader Sekou Cisse loves a good argument. A seasoned member of the SA High School of the Liberal Arts debate team, Sekou joined debate as a seventh grader at Success Academy Harlem West.
In October, my classmates and I earned free tickets from our school to see the Broadway musical Hamilton, which tells the story of Alexander Hamilton and the other founders of American democracy.
This past summer, on assignment to snap some photos of basketball camp, I came across a young scholar named Winter Smith, who reminded me a lot of my younger self on the court.
Suddenly, the environmental issues that we were studying and discussing in class became more real and pressing — and that made learning more fun and exciting.
The book discusses class and education, violence in relationships, race, and feminism — all issues that I wanted to learn more about. I was eager to learn how to talk back about these issues when all my life I’ve heard that talking back is disrespectful.
Recently, I was proud of my daughter for making the most of a special opportunity to give back to her community and help a group of younger scholars.
Success Academy scholars are a diverse, talented, passionate group of New Yorkers, with strong ideas, engaging personalities, and fascinating stories to tell.
They know that what matters most is not the score they get, but the effort they show and the real sense of accomplishment that comes with knowing they did their best!
Thank you, Class of 2028, for helping me learn these lessons. I am proud and honored to be one of you, and I know that we will make our mark on the world.
Sean Little recently delivered these remarks during the fourth-grade graduation at SA Bed-Stuy 1.
This summer, I had a life-changing experience at the Future Latino Leaders Law Camp at American University in Washington, D.C.
When I arrived at Summer Arts Institute in July, I was nervous and excited. But again the nerves went away — from the minute I stepped through the door, we sang non-stop every day.
Ever since I was five years old, I have loved the idea of working in the medical field — it’s been my dream.
Last month, nine scholars at Success Academy Harlem East traveled to Washington D.C., where they met with members of Congress, toured the U.S. Capitol Building, and put on a debate showcase.
This election year, our middle school scholars are taking a hands-on approach to civics education.
Honing scholar’s natural curiosity for the world around them is the best way for them to become great scientific thinkers.
If you passed by Yankee Stadium last month, you might have witnessed two boys running full tilt around the stadium’s perimeter, resistance weights on their legs, leaves crunching beneath their sneakers.
What would happen if the earth got too close to the sun? How could any living creature survive the Big Bang? Is there a way to keep your plants watered if you go on a month-long vacation?
In school, two of my favorite subjects are art and history. That’s why I was so excited when I had the chance to visit Sotheby’s.