ZAKERIA CLARK

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I attended a charter school my high school year. I was finally able to see teachers, administrators, and students that looked like me. I had teachers that actually cared about me and wanted to see me do great. I had school counselors that worked diligently to help me through my college application process. They helped me find multiple programs and organizations to be a part of that benefitted me tremendously. I was actually seen as an individual and received one on one assistance I needed to motivate me. I was able to truly flourish and develop into a successful young adult.

“I was finally able to see teachers, administrators, and students that looked like me.”

I am grateful my mother chose a charter school that showed me positive black representation, had a goal to sow into black urban children, and promote such a positive sense of community. It has led me to the success I am living in today.

“Income, background, race, religion, neighborhood, or anything else should not interfere or determined where a child should receive an education.”

When choosing a school for a child, there are multiple things families consider. They look at a school’s academic programs, professionalism, and its mission. They want to know if their child would be able to grow, develop, and receive an effective education. Income, background, race, religion, neighborhood, or anything else should not interfere or determined where a child should receive an education. Everybody has a right to an education and should have the right to chose the most beneficial version!

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BECOME A VOICE FOR CHOICE