Learning ready means YPA students can say how they best:
1) find information 2) stay motivated to learn it 3) express that knowledge - according to their unique strengths, challenges, needs, and preferences. They are expert learners.
YPA students learn from business professionals, trades-people, and entrepreneurs to explore strengths and interests. Service ready means they connect learning to life experience and develop pathways through which they can use their gifts and passions to serve their communities.
YPA students begin to explore college and career choices so they enter high school choice-ready: poised to cultivate a balanced academic and extra-curricular resume. By beginning the process in middle school, YPA students take action to make the most of the high school experience and start 9th grade- less stressed, more focused, more confident.
YPA parents are invested in their children's education - and in what's best for their kids. They are learners who thrive discussing brain research and social emotional strategies to foster the best possible learning environment for their kiddos' unique needs. YPA parents have open minds to gaining new parenting perspectives, homework routines, and tools to help their children thrive. They see that character and grit come from knowing how to fail and leaning in for a next try.
YPA parents are trailblazers. They have a vision, and they are willing to seek a less-traveled path to make meaningful changes for their kids. YPA parents are innovative thinkers, dreamers, courageous leaders, helping other parents in how to seek a "right fit" for their kids and families. They model to their children hard work, goal setting, and reflection, in addition to supporting others by connecting, sharing, and growing together.
YPA parents view giving back as the best way to say thanks for the gifts we've been given. They appreciate the power of purpose in lending a hand to help another. YPA parents see service as a part of living with joy and purpose. They value the lessons of giving one's best and trying again. They want their kiddos to appreciate the process of hard work and perseverance -- the journey -- perhaps more than achieving the goal itself.