Creating a warm and inviting school climate where youth are actively engaged, have school spirit, and want to learn is one of the goals at Arc Learning Academy. Under the leadership of Dr. Larraine Fuller
and the excellent staff at ALA, the kick-off to the school year was a new experience for the students. Students were welcomed at a school-wide assembly where they were able to engage with new staff and students in an inviting atmosphere. Icebreakers and energizers encouraqed the students to look within themselves and start to identify their unique talents and strengths. Students and staff were able to recognize that in order to have a successful year, each person needs to be open to trying new things and actively participating in ALA. The theme #ChangeTheGame
was introduced to the students and staff and the message focused on changing mindsets, attitudes, and beliefs about education and community.