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Mission Statement

To share the stories, philosophies, and resources that inform our unique approach to tutoring, to empower ourselves and our community in individualized learning, and to uplift families, educators, and students.
What is Yellow Parachute Academy?
What is Yellow Parachute Academy?
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What is Yellow Parachute Academy?

For the past few weeks I’ve been hearing from a lot of my parent-friends who have concerns about what school will look like in the...
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School’s out… Time to think about next year!
School’s out… Time to think about next year!
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School’s out… Time to think about next year!

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!!! (cue Alice Cooper’s 70’s Classic Rock song)... In the past week I’ve wrapped up the 2019-2020 school ye...
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Jump In Coaching
Jump In Coaching
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Jump In Coaching

"We are not winning at distance learning today. The youngest is already back in bed. He was so crabby he refused to do his school ...
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Tell Your Story from the Inside Out With Lisa Boes
Tell Your Story from the Inside Out With Lisa Boes
College Search Process High School

Tell Your Story from the Inside Out With Lisa Boes

With all the external pressure that students face surrounding their college search, it can be difficult for them to know what kind...
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What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
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What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything

We spend a great deal of time telling you the how and why or our teaching, what inspires us, and how we hope to inspire our studen...
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How To Make the Most of Your Summer with Erika Bussmann
How To Make the Most of Your Summer with Erika Bussmann
Elementary School High School Middle School Reading & Literacy

How To Make the Most of Your Summer with Erika Bussmann

When the last dregs of snow have finally melted and the crunch of spring playoffs and final exams and end of year celebrations hav...
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Simple Steps to Up Your College Admissions Game this Spring and Summer
Simple Steps to Up Your College Admissions Game this Spring and Summer
College Search Process Essays & Writing High School

Simple Steps to Up Your College Admissions Game this Spring and Summer

The college admissions process can be exciting, stressful, and mystifying for students and parents alike. There’s the anxiety over...
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Writing A College Admission Essay? Check Out These Quick Tips
Writing A College Admission Essay? Check Out These Quick Tips
College Search Process Essays & Writing High School

Writing A College Admission Essay? Check Out These Quick Tips

For many high school seniors, Thanksgiving is a final calm before the storm of college application stress. I still remember the an...
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