Supporting Older Working Students so They Can Succeed

Education Disruption: Season 2, Episode 8

Welcome back to a special edition of Education Disruption, over the next few weeks we’ll be talking to students of Map Academy that are preparing to graduate amidst a myriad of disruption. We’ll hear the stories of of these students found Map, and why Map has worked so well for them.

Meet Gustavo. He immigrated to the US with his mother and brother from Brazil at 15. He is incredibly hardworking, but he soon found it impossible to stay in traditional high school and work enough hours to help support his family. He reluctantly dropped out. Eventually Gustavo, like a lot of our older students, made the brave decision to return to school and earn his diploma. At Map Academy he found a web of support, a flexible schedule, teachers who truly listen and a pathways coordinator to plan his future with.

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