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October 2012 highlights
  • Community Service: Nevada Education Candidate Forum, Goldarb Elementary School Fall Carnival & Clean the World totalling 478 hours colletively volunteered in three months
  • College Access activities: "Won't Back Down" movie screening/reflection exercise, Saturday social featuring four college graduate speakers, CCSD College Fair, Boston University Admissions Director presentation
  • Round 1 in-school tutoring internship assignment results: on average elementary school students gained 24 dolch words, 10 multiplication facts, and 5 division facts through being tutored by their high school leader
  • Fundraising: Almost six times as much raised in October than September including 11 donations and one fundraiser totalling $1,570.25
Leader Jenny meets Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight D. Jones at "Fan Friday" fundraiser check presentation.
Host Leader Alyssa starts the NV Education Candidate Forum-- read local press coverage from the Las Vegas Sun & the View.
Can you tutor? Leaders whose quarter grades include Cs, Ds, or Fs will be required to attend 1-on-1 tutoring weekly on a Wed, Fri, Sat or Sun. Would you like to participate in high impact work and be paired with a struggling student until the end of the semester? Students must earn As and Bs to be competitive for college addmission. Email emosca@leaders-in-training.org today to help!
What a busy, productive, and unforgettable third month of programing at Leaders in Training! We thank you for your continued interest and support-- hope you like the new newsletter format and welcome to our new subscribers.

We are continuing to learn and revise programming based on feedback from students. Monday is now optional in order that those who attend get more individual attention and revised Tues/Thurs scheduling is below. We continue to participate in monthly community service and/or college access events and even excitingly continue to grow with two more students joining in October. Do not doubt: Las Vegas students are hungry for leadership opportunities, a safe/productive place to go after school, and guidance/support on how to become the first person in their family to graduate from college-- we will continue to tirelessly work to ensure all students have an equitable opportunity for success in life through education-- thank you for being on this journey with us:
Monday
1:45-2:00 Arrival/Eat/HW organized
2:00-2:30 College access/leadership lesson
2:30-6:00 HW assistance; SAT/ACT Prep
 
Tuesday/Thursday
1:30-1:45 Arrival/Eat/HW organized
1:45-2:10 Intern: tutor in-school student
2:10-3:15 Intern: tutor after school student
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 College access/leadership lesson
4:00-6:00 HW assistance; SAT/ACT Prep
Special shout out to the Clark County School District Administrative Center, Human Resources Division & Curriculum and Professional Development offices who chose us as their September and October "Fan Friday" fundraiser recipients. To wear jeans on Fridays, these caring administrators collectively donated almost $1,000! And as a mighty organization of one, thank you to our volunteer tutors, drivers, thought partners & donors of time and talent-- you know this does not happen without you.

Finally, no matter your party affiliation, I know we can agree on one of our President's beliefs: "[I]f you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like... you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try." Our students are trying. We will get them there together. Thank you for an awesome month.

For equitable opportunity,
Erica V. Mosca
Founder & Executive Director
emosca@leaders-in-training.org
702.250.2320
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