Title

Take the Limits Off!!!

First Presenter's Institution

Favor Academy of Excellence, Inc.

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Plimsoll

Strand #1

Family & Community

Strand #2

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

The proposal focuses on the connecting themes which include serving underprivileged and underserved students with economic disadvantages and leveraging the power of education to build high needs communities.

Brief Program Description

Favor Academy of Excellence (FAE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which was created to support students at risk of not completing school with high quality educational support programs. FAE has three areas of focus:

1. Teenage Mothers and Fathers - We are committed to helping your parents, who enter the program, complete their High School or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) requirements and transition into an institution for her higher education or directly into a career field of choice.

2. Elementary Students with Economic Disadvantages - FAE recognizes that students whose families lack funding to supplement their academic deficits or address continued behavioral concerns when necessary, are more prone to having students exhibit continued struggles in school. These students also have a higher propensity to drop out of school.

3. Supporting High Needs Communities - through efforts that educate on social, educational and environmental risk factors. FAE advocates for at-risk students, through continued promotion of programs that increase knowledge and provide access to resources in high needs communities.

Summary

The presentation will outline methods, programs and ideas to help mitigate some of the disparities that are birth in underprivileged communities due to lack of exposure to opportunities designed or enhance or inadequate fiscal resources. We will also examine the concept of "school dependent" youth and some of the circumstances that may render them at-risk. Finally, the presentation will review some of the best practices of Favor Academy of Excellence (Our Programs and Success Rates) that have served to positively impact youth at-risk.

Evidence

The Critical Race Theory of Education is an academic discipline focused upon the application of critical theory, a critical examination of US society and culture, to the intersection of race, law, and power. The assertions of CRT hinge on the imbalances in the system of education as it relates to underprivileged and economically disadvantaged communities. The presentation will outline methods and ideas to help mitigate some of the disparities that are birth due to lack of exposure to opportunities designed or enhance or fiscal resources.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Angela S. Coaxum-Young is a highly sought out educational leader. She is the founder and visionary of Favor Academy of Excellence, Inc. Angela has spent a lifetime championing the cause of education for underprivledged populations. Her goals are to make accessible high-quality academic programs for at-risk students.

Angela began her educational studies at Bethune-Cookman University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She continued her studies and earned a Masters in Education with a concentration in management of educational programs from Nova Southeastern University. Next, she pursued her Specialist credential in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University. Angela then went on to attain her Doctorate of Education from Georgia Southern University. During her tenure in the field of education, she has worked at various levels to include, middle school social studies teacher, high school exceptional education instructor, Director of Student Support, (ensuring programs for TAG, ESOL, SWD, and ELL were implemented with fidelty), Academy Coordinator and Assistant Principal. She continues to work with students of all ages and ability levels.

Angela is also a national conference speaker, committed to educating professionals all over the United States on developing sustainable and beneficial programs to support youth at-risk of dropping out of school. Her previous conference presentations include: The National Youth At-Risk Conference, The National Drop-out Prevention Campaign, The Albama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, etc. Angela currently serves as a member of Emory University's C-CHEM Stakeholder Advisory Board. She has an unwavering belief that economic status has no bearing on a student's growth potential. ALL students should have access to quality educational programs!

Keyword Descriptors

School Dependent Youth, Economically Disadvantaged Communities, Academic Supports

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-7-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

3-7-2018 12:30 PM

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Take the Limits Off!!!

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Favor Academy of Excellence (FAE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which was created to support students at risk of not completing school with high quality educational support programs. FAE has three areas of focus:

1. Teenage Mothers and Fathers - We are committed to helping your parents, who enter the program, complete their High School or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) requirements and transition into an institution for her higher education or directly into a career field of choice.

2. Elementary Students with Economic Disadvantages - FAE recognizes that students whose families lack funding to supplement their academic deficits or address continued behavioral concerns when necessary, are more prone to having students exhibit continued struggles in school. These students also have a higher propensity to drop out of school.

3. Supporting High Needs Communities - through efforts that educate on social, educational and environmental risk factors. FAE advocates for at-risk students, through continued promotion of programs that increase knowledge and provide access to resources in high needs communities.