How Do Our Partners Challenge Us to Excel?
How do our community partners challenge us to excel and re-envision all that is possible with student leadership?
We honor our community, working from the belief that our community members – the ones who walk alongside our students every day – hold the vision to all that is possible with our students.
Community Experiences to Challenge Excellence are the foundational, innovative spaces we design with local organizations every month to push our teachers to see student strengths in new ways and re-envision student voice, ownership, and empowerment in the classroom.
Our Community Partners make our work possible because they challenge us to see the full humanity and power of our students. We are proud to learn from and partner with these community leaders.
Our Founder’s TEDx Talk About the Power of Community
Community Experience to Challenge Excellence
What would it look like to bring the power of community voices into our instruction?
These experiences are one of the most unique aspects of our program. Each month, RPIA partners with a local community organization to co-design an experience that connects our teachers to the community in a way that pushes educators to re-envision what is possible with student voice, ownership, and empowerment in the classroom.
A student performing at Louder Than a Bomb during one of our Community Experiences