Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers

 
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
    • 2 months ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers has made updates to their project page.
    • 8 months ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Quanitifying Academic Potential
    By - Ray Wallander - Executive Director
    Since our last report we experienced the disappointment many foster parents know when our former foster daughter 'chose' to turn her back on a wealth of community based support and returned to her former lifestyle of drugs, sexual co-dependency and physical abuse. The timing seemed so bazarre as we wrap up a study and...
    • 8 months ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers has received 2 donations
    • 11 months ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Meet the 'New' underachiever
    By - Ray Wallander - CEO - Project Leader
        Perhaps noone gets it, but foster care and academic achievement seem to be mutually exclusive worlds. In the midst of rebranding our academic achievement system, numerous encounters with students and educators have made it obvious to us that the one ingredient missing from academic 'standards' debates is...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers has received 1 donation
    • 1 year ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Transitioning 2 Success
    By - Ray Wallander - CEO - Project Leader
         How does a foster child learn to be a caring and responsible parent? This is a problem we have encountered recently as we connected with former participants who achieved better grades through our academic coading and went on to be working parents. You see, for many foster kids they haven't had the...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Reaching out with reading efforts
    By - Ray Wallander - Executive Director
     The Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs (our home) heightened our awareness of and need for replacing books and learning tools of children lost in disasters. While parents wrestle with claims representatives over tangible family needs, it has become apparent that replacing children's losses easily drop off the...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers has received 14 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Fires burn dreams, also
    By - Ray Wallander - Executive Director
    This summer saw horrific fires destroy forests, homes - and dreams throughout the country. The Waldo Canyon fire here in Colorado Springs claimed more than 350 middle to upper class homes in a matter of a few short hours. As we drove through the neighborhood where we used to live the loss of homes and dreams left us...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Launch of Internet Virtual Groups
    By - Ray Wallander - Executive Director
      Ann Marie broke down and cried (for the first time since joining the START team) as she relayed the forms of abuse she had been a victim of as a foster kid. And now her former boyfriend had taken his own life, leaving behind a note more or less laying part of the blame on Ann Marie. One of the many stories we hear...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Guardian Ad Litem support grows
    By - Ray Wallander - Executive Director
    With the new year approaching and needs for academic intervention growing, Academic Fitness Network is actively shifting into an awareness role for guardian ad litems. Especially true for foster kids, academic fitness which leads to long term turnarounds simply does not happen without significant and long term relationships...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers has received 18 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Feel the Pain
    By - Ray Wallander - Executive Director
        As we begin to assemble our beta group for online 'virtual' academic team building, we are reminded of how so many foster kids feel as they face the challenge of academia without the encouragement of parents and teachers in so many cases. You see, they have heard so many times about their failures that...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    It's all about relationships
    By - Ray Wallander - Executive Director
    What do Foster Kids want from their education experience? The same thing we all long for - in education, work, home and play. They want Meaningful relationships which help encourage them to reach their fullest potential. Because of his size, Aaron Rodgers was not offered a football scholarship to any college following high...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Foster Kids CAN Achieve
    By - Ray Wallander - Executive Director
    State by state education reform takes shape, but nothing of any consequence is being offered for Foster Kids. Now working with several judicial officials and agencies, our Academic Fitness Network (AFN) is gaining ground on bringing Academic Coaching to Foster Kids who lack the parental support and advocacy which is so...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers has received 7 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers posted a progress report
    Academic Coaching Update
    By - Ray Wallander - Executive Director
    We recently compiled the results for 23 students who participated in our Academic Fitness Network for the past 2 years and were scheduled to graduate this year. Of the 23 enrolled, 18 graduated on time and 3 are scheduled to complete their graduation credits this coming fall semester. We continue to work with Child...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 5 years ago
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  • Academic Coaching for Academic Underachievers has received 11 donations
    • 5 years ago
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Start 2 Achieve

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Project Leader

Ray Wallander

Colorado Springs, CO United States

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