Student Voices

"[When we’re] not challenged by teachers and the curriculum… we enter college unprepared… Some may ask themselves why they should even be there."
– High school students, Oklahoma City presenting at IDRA’s Fulfilling the Promise of Mendez and Brown Community Blueprints Dialogue Meeting

"Teaching is a matter of hear. The more you have, the less likely you are to fail."
– Tutor in Chicago, IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

"The best thing I did last month was [to share] my knowledge with someone who needs it and will
respect me."
– Tutor in Atlanta, IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

"This past month the best thing about tutoring was [to show] the kids… there is a place in the world for them to shine."
– Tutor in Atlanta, IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

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