December 22nd, 2020  |  Students & Alumni

Achieving childhood dreams

Arete Scholar and Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School senior Jocelyn S.-R. is one of five (FIVE!) CR graduates this year who will receive four-year, full ride college scholarships through the QuestBridge match program. Jocelyn will attend Notre Dame next fall.

Writes Jocelyn: “As a child I would always say that I was going to get a full ride to college and somehow here I am accomplishing a childhood dream. I am looking forward to meeting people from all over the world. I want to explore and expand my mind to new ideas.”

October 28th, 2020  |  Students & Alumni

Reclaiming hope

Rogdale’s mom, Amy, has always been an involved parent and always attentive to his learning needs. So when large classes and inconsistent instruction began to affect Rogdale in and out of the classroom, she took action. What Amy and her new Arete Scholar found at Gardere Community Christian in Baton Rouge were intimate class sizes, a nurturing environment, and a safe place for Rogdale to find his way and thrive. It’s working big-time. School choice does.

October 23rd, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty, Students & Alumni

Spreading excellence

Smiles are contagious at Atlanta Youth Academy. And so is excellence. We had a wonderful visit this week with our longtime friends at AYA, and it was joy to meet Arete mom Amanda H. and kindergartner Morgan. Beautiful new facilities, new learning opportunities, new (and longtime) teachers, and new safety measures — but the same passionate commitment to the kids and community on the southeast side of Atlanta. This year, 25 Arete Scholars call AYA home.

October 12th, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty

For a brighter future

We love this shot from more normal times last year! A handful of Arete schools have walked with us from the start of our work a decade ago. Our dear friends at Bright Futures Academy have been committed to selflessly serving the children of Atlanta’s Grove Park neighborhood since 2002 — both in and out of the classroom. This year, more than 40 Arete Scholars are getting a first-hand glimpse at brighter futures.

September 24th, 2020  |  School Choice

School choice opens doors

It's not at all complicated or controversial really (or shouldn't be). School choice programs like ours offer new educational opportunity to children who aren't accustomed to having it. A new chance to learn and grow -- that's something we can all get behind!

September 18th, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty

Making huge gains

Every one of our schools, families, and students mean the world to us — they all help put a joyful face on this work of ours. Still, there are some who find their way quickly and deeply into our hearts. That’s Thrive Academy in Atlanta. New Arete scholar, Montraviois, is off to a great start in this new year of learning and is making huge gains in reading!

September 17th, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty

Back to school smiles

So many great schools (more than 200!) doing great work with our Arete scholars. These four smiling faces just kicked off a new year with new opportunities to learn, grow and thrive at Heritage Academy Augusta. Have a great year Keinan, Kennedy, Carter, and Elijah!

September 15th, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty, Students & Alumni

Changing lives one at a time

Simply put, these scholarships you help us grant are changing lives. Jesus the Good Shepherd (Monroe, LA) principal, Mrs. Patrick, shares these kind and encouraging words…

“[Emory] and her three siblings enrolled at our school this year with Arete and they are all wonderful students. … They adore our school and they all tell me thank you at least once per day for allowing them the opportunity to attend our school. We are lucky to have them… You are truly making a difference one child at a time!”

September 14th, 2020  |  Partners

Education outside the classroom

A new school year and lots of new opportunities to learn and grow. Can’t believe it’s been nearly five years since our first Intern for a Day experience with our partners at the Atlanta Falcons. Let’s do it again!

September 8th, 2020  |  School Choice

School choice for the win

It’s pretty simple really. We believe decisions about a child’s education are best left to those who know the child best. School choice programs empower parents — regardless of zip code and income levels — to choose the best school for their children.