Closing the opportunity gap for middle-school youth?that?s what Higher Achievement, DC Metro is all about. The organization works to help all students, regardless of their circumstances, achieve their potential in school and beyond. To that end, rigorous after-school and summer academic programs impart Higher Achievement?s scholars with the confidence, skills, and character necessary to succeed. Youth in 5th through 8th grade work with mentors on core subjects such as literature, mathematics, and science, spending an additional 650 hours outside school on their futures. This academic work, which is aligned with state standards, combines with field trips to local colleges as well as high-school placement services and community-service opportunities. And the statistics speak. On average, 95% of Higher Achievement?s scholars advance to top academic high-school programs, 94% graduate from high-school on time (nearly double the rate of their peers), and 93% advance to college.
With more than two decades working in education and youth development, Shelvee Casey knows what she's doing. Harnessing her extensive background, the founder and director of Youth Legacy, Inc. dedicates herself to helping underserved young people through positive reinforcement, hands-on tutoring sessions, and summer programs that build job skills and confidence.
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Medical Career Specialists’ team of instructors has one mission: to prepare students for medical-certification tests and future careers, all in one week or less. The nine different medical programs, which begin every week on Saturday, train students in a variety of professions, from EKG technician to medical-lab assistant. Within five days, students can learn about the complexities and procedures required of a surgical technician, or train to become a certified pharmacy technician. Additionally, the center also provides CPR and first-aid classes.
KNOW is a touring lecture series from four of the filmmakers at stillmotion, the Emmy-winning collective behind A Game of Honor and Old Skool Cafe. Justin, Patrick, Ray, and Amina lead all-day seminars that cover virtually every aspect of modern filmmaking, from conceptualizing a story to selecting the correct camera lenses to understanding the editing process. Besides feature-length documentaries, stillmotion’s portfolio includes commercial work, wedding shoots, and television miniseries, giving the artists a wealth of knowledge they use to help moviemakers in virtually any genre or field. Attendees may choose to attend just the filmmaking workshop or supplement it with a two-hour editing seminar, but everyone goes home with some combination of take-away materials, such as the filmmaking smartphone app SMAPP, the collective’s 370-page Field Guide to Filmmaking.
The masterminds behind Authentic Bartending School of Maryland dedicate their resources to creating a new generation of mixologists by offering comprehensive training programs and job-placement services. Emphasizing background knowledge and practical skills, the instructors who lead he hands-on courses aim to teach attendees a slew of drink-slinging techniques, including how to mix basic cocktails, craft fruit garnishes, and make a cash register spell "hello" when turned upside down. During the nationally recognized TIPS training, they'll show students how to responsibly serve patrons and defuse risky situations with intoxicated customers. The folks in job-placement services then help graduates seek out potential openings by networking with alumni and bribing senators to keep prohibition off the books.