Generation Schools Network's Youth-Centered Approach is Highlighted at COSEBOC


Andrew Greenaway, a senior at Brooklyn Generation School, and Junior Manon, Manager of College and Career Readiness at Generation Schools Network (GSN), presented at the 9th annual gathering of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBEC), in Memphis, TN. The workshop, a collaboration with College Access: Research and Action (CARA), highlighted GSN's youth-centered approach and its success in engaging young men of color in the college application process.

While it is common for GSN's staff to present in conferences, Junior says that the student's participation made this a unique experience, "I was really inspired by Andrew's commitment, dedication and hard work throughout the process. I was also very moved by his reflective demeanor and inquisitive attitude... It reminds me why I do this and what still needs to be done."

"Now I have something really big to brag about," commented Andrew on his experience. 

West Generation Academy Students Practice their Interview Skills

 

On April 23, 2015 our sophomores from WGA participated in a Mock Interview event on the Auraria Campus, and it was a huge success! The students were prepared and professional as they interviewed and networked with community volunteers.

6 Sophomores received awards for their outstanding work!
Dressed for Success (Professional Attire)
Aaron Cruz & Stephanie Bonilla
You're Hired! (Strong Interview Skills)
Jesus Arredondo & Monica Madrigal-Sanchez
Smooth Operator (Strong Networking Skills)
Jesus Ramirez & Brianna Portillo
 

While the sophomores were on the Auraria Campus, our juniors were here at West engaging in 5 workshops centered on college and career readiness. 

 

THANK YOU to all the community volunteers, and to all the teacher chaperones for supporting our students today! And CONGRATULATIONS to our students for their outstanding work!

Student Presentations a Success at West Generation Academy

On April 10, 2015, 35 WGA middle school students presented their final presentations that they created after a month of studying the influence of media on youth substance abuse. They created their own positive media including logos, posters, videos, raps, skits, and newspaper articles in order to educate youth about harmful effects of misusing prescription drugs and presented these to the parents.

Their posters will be hanging around the school and the positive messages they crafted will also be disseminated to the rest of the student body at WGA through activities that will be done in Advocacy classes. In addition to the students and teachers, close to 40 parents attended the presentations as well!
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