At the conclusion of Summer Learning Academy each year, Believe 2 Become recognizes the top student performers at a Rising Scholars dinner banquet. Leaders from Grand Rapids Public Schools and the Student Advancement Foundation applaud the extra efforts of students like Rigoberto Carmona, a student at Innovation Central High School. Summer Learning Academy students spend their summer in classes and work experiences—learning and earning rather than taking time off.
Through Summer Learning Academy, students from preschool through high school have completed essential courses, improved their math skills, read books, performed music, taken field trips, designed publications, prepared for college, visited university campuses, and worked for employers.
Rigoberto took full advantage of summer learning opportunities, met the high expectations set for him, believed in himself, and realized his potential. Something all students should aspire toward.