How Having a Vision Helps Your Middle & High School Students Do Hard Things My kids' sighs are barely audible above the sound of their eyeballs rolling out of their heads and across the floor when I bring up school [...]
Last week’s closing left this message to our students: The answer is within YOU. I can point you in the right direction, but you’re going to have to take the next three steps...
I know this is a time in your life when you feel tossed around by your parents and sometimes even your friends. It may feel like there’s nothing you can control except the delightful escape to your phone. But though this escape may cause momentary relief, it hurts you in the long run...
Yellow Parachute proudly partners with the Anoka-Hennepin School District by providing tutoring services to students enrolled in the Indian Education Program. The program, which has been around since debuting in the 1973-74 school year, focuses specifically on the educational needs [...]
Last week we wrote about “getting what you need.” Working with that same theme, this week we’re going to focus on Yellow Parachute Learning Partners’ Student Connector, Jenny McKeand. Everything Jenny does for Yellow Parachute, from hiring and onboarding Learning [...]
On Tuesday, we had an amazing first day at Yellow Parachute Academy. What started last year as a unique new option for middle school students, Yellow Parachute Academy has grown to accommodate learners in grades K - 12 this year. [...]
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 fall. In this blog, I’ve been working to address those concerns by talking about Yellow [...]
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 year at Yellow Parachute Academy, and we’ve had our end of the year celebration. I’m exhausted and so very [...]
"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 work... even with help from us!" This is a text one of my team members [...]
Opening Yellow Parachute Academy in September has increased my ambition to create school change for our young people. (You’re thinking, “Increased?! You were pretty intense before!”) Here’s why. While convicted to create a smaller, more personal learning environment for middle [...]