STUDENTS KNOW WHAT PROBLEMS AFFECT THEM EVERY DAY. WHEN YOU GIVE THEM THE TOOLS, THEY CAN BUILD.
- Lauryn, Humanities Amped Junior
Knowing that I have that support from teachers makes me not want to give up. I have a great appreciation for the way they teach us with great dedication and infinite patience.
- Rodolfo, Humanities Amped English Language Learner
At Humanities Amped, we believe that school should be a place where every student feels the way that Tyrea, Lauryn, and Rodolfo do—interested in learning and ready to participate in civic life.
Schools that serve majority Black and immigrant youth from working class backgrounds face an array of challenges in the era of high stakes testing and divestment in public education: one in three students in our parish doesn’t make it to graduation, and teacher turnover is sharply on the rise. In Louisiana, the prison capital of the world, school suspensions and expulsions are among the strongest contributing factors to youth criminalization. There is an alarming need to invest in opportunities for youth in public schools, and we are asking you to join us.
We believe that investment begins with changing the way students are perceived, not as problems to be solved, but as problem solvers. Grassroots engagement is the heart of our mission and can be seen in the Humanities Amped classroom every day: please invest in the continually expanding and vital work of Humanities Amped by becoming a monthly donor or by making a one time contribution.
Every dollar you donate to Humanities Amped amplifies opportunities for a young person to participate fully and joyfully in the education that each person deserves.
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BEFORE I GOT IN AMPED I WOULD HAVE NEVER SEEN MYSELF DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I CAN HONESTLY SAY IT HAS BUILT MY CONFIDENCE TO ANOTHER LEVEL. I FEEL LIKE I CAN TAKE ON ANY CHALLENGE THAT'S GIVEN MY WAY.
- Makaylen, Humanities Amped Junior