The American Dream Academy (ADA) is making its return to four of Yuma Union High School District’s campuses this September.
The Arizona State University American Dream Academy (ADA) and YUHSD have partnered to hold sessions for families during the Fall semester.
The American Dream Academy is an eight-week session open to all families with a student enrolled in a host campus. It is intended to provide families with the tools and confidence to join forces with schools and communities to make sure children have successful academic careers and prepare for the university experience. These sessions are free to all participants.
ADA said families who attend all eight sessions ” graduate ” from the program. After graduating, students who decide to attend Arizona Western College receive $500. In order to graduate the program, both parents and students have to have 100 percent involvement.
“You are your child’s first and most important teacher,” said Laura Corr, who is the facilitator of the ASU American Dream Academy. ” When you become involved in your child’s education, you are making a difference in your child’s success. Help support him or her through school and help him or her realize the American Dream. Help them succeed. ”
Just last year the American Dream Academy had 800 participants across the district. 407 of those who completed the program were from San Luis High School.
The following schools will be hosting ADA:
Cibola High School: Tuesday , Sep. 3
Kofa High School: Wednesday , Sep. 18
San Luis High School: Wednesday , Sep. 4
Yuma High School: Tuesday , Sep. 17
All sessions are from 6-8 p.m. )