Enchant hosted scholars, teachers and leadership from Uplift Education on Sunday, December 5th as well as members of the Dallas City Council including Jesse Moreno (D2) and Jaynie Schultz (D11) as part of their “Spirit of Dallas” night. With three Uplift Education campuses within 5 miles of Fair Park, they honored some of the area scholars and educators who took part in the College and Career March last week.
The College and Career March was a campus-wide parade where Uplift seniors began their journey into the future by dropping in letters or applications in a symbolic mailbox on each campus. Whether the envelopes contain an application to a college, trade school, or the military, or a letter to a potential employer, this is the moment when Uplift students put their years of hard work and planning into action. Many of these students are the first in their families to attend college.
Uplift Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of teachers, families, and, most importantly, students. With a network of 46 college preparatory, public charter schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Uplift offers students of any background the powerful chance to study within a multidisciplinary curriculum and prepare for the college career they deserve. Uplift is the largest International Baccalaureate district in Texas and the #2 IB district in the nation because of the number of holistic extracurricular and educational programs. The incredible educators in the Uplift network guide and teach over 21,000 students in Pre-K- 12th?grades, with the majority being low-income and minority students who will be the first in their family to attend college. For more information Uplift’s mission and their blind lottery selection system, visit?uplifteducation.org?or?facebook.com/uplifteducation.