It’s not often that inner city students hear themselves called “Overachievers.” Even less often do they see themselves that way. Yet that’s exactly what fifteen 6th graders from I.S. 8 in Jamaica Queens saw after completing the “I Am Now” performing arts based student leadership club at their school this year. “I Am Now” culminated … Continue reading
Congratulations to the students of Jamaica High School and I.S. 8 for the year end I Am Now assembly at I.S. 8 on June 18, 2012. Students from both schools introduced original music written, produced, and performed by students for their peers, with assistance from a dynamic I Am Now staff. Props to Young Life … Continue reading
The “I Am … Now” performing arts-based student leadership club at Jamaica High School today. Here’s a video highlighting the January 10 “I Am … Now” preview assembly. See you today!
Our friends at I Am My School write this about student leadership. We agree! New York City boasts the largest school system in the the country. We spend more $$$ on education per student than any school district in the world. Yet for decades half our classmates haven’t graduated, and as many as 60% are … Continue reading
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Students: Creating Historical Change “These young people have done more in a few weeks than their parents did in 30 years,” says Hassan Nafaa, a political-science professor at Cairo University. “They are the Internet Generation … or the Facebook Generation … or just call them the Miracle Generation.” Rap Music: the Pulse of Change At … Continue reading