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Student Pursues Her Passion in the Real World »
Real World Learning is part of the curriculum at Mile High Academy, but once students have experienced the RWL model, it is hoped that they will apply it to their own lives.
For one MHA student, this meant pursuing her passion for law. Seventh-grader, Elise, applied and was accepted into the Denver District Attorney’s Office Youth Advisory Council just two weeks ago. Wanting to be a lawyer someday, Elise decided it’s never too early to begin researching her future career and she saw the Council as a good way to go. As a Council member, she will be able to "discuss issues regarding juvenile justice, youth-centered public safety and ways to improve the system,” the Council's mission.
Working directly for the Denver DA, Beth McCann, Elise is part of a group of young people ages 11-18 who come together to review policies, discuss current issues, and make their voice heard.
Elise is engaged in making change in her community because she cares. As she sees it, “it’s all of us coming together with different points of view, maybe seeing things from a new perspective, but with one purpose, to make change.”
When students see how engaging in real world learning means engaging in real world change, they just may find a real world passion.
-- Agape Hammond; photo supplied