Today, Achievement First concludes our #BlackHistoryMonth Divine Nine series by spotlighting Raina, the principal of @afhartfordsummit and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Swipe to learn more about how the organization has become a sisterhood for her and the impact it has had on her role as principal at AF!
All Achievement First Schools will be closed February 19 - 23 in observance of Presidents’ Day and February break. We hope our students, families, and educators enjoy the time off and have an opportunity to recharge!
We are wrapping up an eventful Valentine’s week at Achievement First, and feeling all the love for our students and families! 💕🏾 Thank you for being part of our AF family. Swipe to see how our scholars across the network celebrated the day!
As School Leader Appreciation Week comes to an end, we are highlighting those who have been with AF for five years or more. We appreciate you and your dedication to providing an excellent education to our students. We are Going Further Together because of you!
We’re continuing School Leader Appreciation Week with part two of our Years of Service series, honoring leaders who have been with AF for 10 years or more. Thank you for all that you do and for your decade of service!
We`re back with the next spotlight in our AF Divine Nine series in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth. Stephen, a social worker at @afhartfordsummit and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. shares about his experience with the organization and its impact on him. Swipe to read more!
Join us as we kick off School Leader Appreciation Week by honoring our remarkable team members who have dedicated 15 years or more to Achievement First! Your commitment to excellence enriches our schools, families, and network daily. Here’s to many more milestones ahead!
Check the link in our bio for part one of a three-part Years of Service series on our blog this week.
We are closing out National School Counseling Week today, but we appreciate our college and career counselors every day! Their work is crucial as they guide families and support students` academic journeys. Whether helping navigate applications, providing valuable advice, or being a reassuring presence during stressful times, they play a crucial role in shaping futures.
The theme for 2024 is "School Counseling: Standards-Based, Student-Focused," which speaks to the mindset of AF counselors. Our data and results, like early college decision acceptances, show their student-focused approach. This year, AF high school seniors across our NY and CT schools have been accepted early to outstanding colleges and universities, including Brown, Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, and Harvard. AF seniors have also earned scholarship opportunities like POSSE and Questbridge.
We are so proud of our scholars and grateful for our college and career counselors who work diligently to ensure that AF families can create the bright futures that they see for themselves. Thank you for all you do!
In celebration of Black History Month, we are spotlighting Divine Nine members in our AF community to better understand what their fraternity/sorority means to them and how the values and principles of their organization have impacted their role at AF!
The Divine Nine is the nickname for nine historically Black Greek-letter organizations called the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). These organizations have a significant place in Black American higher education, history, and culture. Since the early 1900s, they have served as a source of family and community to many Black students, with the group’s principles rooted in public service, scholarship, and brother/sisterhood.
Our first feature is Marissa, a school social worker at @amistadhighwolves and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.