What a year! Triumph Transitions Institute has met so many milestones this year. When we look back at where we started to where we are now, it’s simply amazing.
We started the 2013-2014 school year with one student, little funding and provisionally accredited. This year we increased our enrollment to 5 students, doubled the amount of community support, have been recommended for FULL accreditation for the 2015-2016 school year, graduated our first student, raised enough money to complete this school year, have a donor who has donated $3,000.00 for the upcoming school (2015-2016) that will be matched by Home Depot (that’s $6,000- almost the amount for 1 full tuition for next year), and is now in a position to apply for SB10 funding. WoW!
We are humbled!
The above is enough to be humbled by, but we are most proud of our students. They have worked so hard and have come from such a long way both academically and socially. Some had self-esteem issues on top of academic weaknesses that prevented them from taking their next step into being independent adults who contribute to society. But we bridged the gap from their high school to their next post-secondary step.
We will miss those who will not be returning, but look forward to an awesome school year with those who will be coming back and the next group of students who will be joining us.
Thanks to House Bill 91, Ivan is one of 8,000 students who will now receive his high school diploma despite failing to receive it because of not being able to pass the math portion of the GGT (Georgia Graduation Test). He will be attending Georgia Military College in the fall.
Jimmy is also eligible to receive his high school diploma. He helps to run the family’s non-profit and works at Publix.
TTI’s first official graduate, April will be attending Faks Allied Health in the fall to become a Phlebotomist. She has plans of becoming a nurse eventually.
We will miss them! But we look forward to Jeremiah and Deanta’s return.
Deanta has one more semester and has already been offered a full football scholarship to Grambling State University. Jeremiah is eager to attend another full school year and isn’t sure what his next steps are, but we will be there to lead and guide him.
What a way to end a school year!