The zip code in which a child is born is often a predictor of future success or failure in school and life. And so is opportunity.
Some children in lower-income areas are above grade level but simply lack the opportunity to thrive scholastically and culturally.
Most school systems do a fine job but above grade level kids are sometimes overlooked for additional coaching and assistance.
Teachers teach to most kids that are average as they make up the largest portion of almost any class.
Even with gifted programs, schools are still not equipped to give enough of that extra attention to the above grade level kids that Aspiration Academy will give.
Above grade level kids should get extra attention, just as better athletes get extra attention with more coaching and playing time when they are noticed.
We support organized sports as they help young children develop people skills, discipline, anger management, listening to authority, and an understanding of working as part of a team.
These terrific traits help young people to succeed in life.
Intellectual skills can be developed similarly.