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Graduating Seniors Testify to Elev8’s Strengths

Resource type: Video

LISC Chicago |

Watch four high school seniors reminisce about their middle-school experiences with Elev8, a community schools initiative helping to prepare sixth- through eighth-grade students for high school and beyond.

Through the Elev8 program, these students participated in after-school activities, used the health centers built at their school, and benefitted from increased engagement of their parents in school activities.

All four plan to attend college in the fall, along with many of their classmates at Perspectives, which boasts high college enrollment rates.

> Read more about these Elev8 Chicago students

To Learn More about Community Schools and Elev8:

> Visit our Elev8 page for videos and updates

> Visit or the websites of the local initiatives:

Elev8 Baltimore
Elev8 Chicago
Elev8 New Mexico
Elev8 Oakland

Elev8 is a grantee of Atlantic’s Children & Youth programme in the United States, which funds efforts to support and expand community schools.