FORA.tv Speaker - Nidya Baez
In 2002, Nidya Baez and other socially conscious high school students from Oakland, California, created a vision for a new school dedicated to the empowerment of minority youth. Today, their vision is alive at the Youth Empowerment School (YES) where the focus is on authentic lessons and assessment. In 2006, all eleventh grade students at YES took AP Chemistry and AP History. Today, fully 84 percent of YES students are qualified to apply for a four year institution.
Baez graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2007 with a degree in Latin American Studies. She serves as an English Language coach and substitute teacher at her alma mater, Fremont High School in Oakland. She is preparing to receive her teaching credential and will be teaching Spanish at YES, the school she helped design.
02.14.08 | 01:10:22 min
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