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Don’t Claim Other People’s Baggage!
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:54AM
By Dr. Calvin Mackie
Calvin Mackie’s story would be remarkable even if he had just left off at attaining two undergrad degrees, a master’s, and a Ph.D. He also owns a patent and is a critically acclaimed author; however what’s most remarkable about Dr. Mackie is his social conscience and willingness to guide young people. He is a very in-demand keynote speaker on many topics, including helping people unleash their greatness and transcend personal and societal barriers. He keynoted the AVID Up Where We Belong conference in 2007, which focused on African American male students. Since then, he has remained a friend of AVID and has spoken at many student conferences across the United States... more
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Pulling a More Diverse Group of Achievers Into the Advanced Placement Pool
November 26, 2013
The New York Times
ORLANDO, Fla. — Every year, more than 600,000 academically promising high school students — most of them poor, Latino or black — fail to enroll in Advanced Placement courses, often viewed as head starts for the college-bound... more
What's New: AVID Scores with the Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins hosted 750 Florida AVID students for a college and career awareness day, focused on sports degrees and careers on the business side of professional sports... more
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What's New: Video Contest!
AVID Center is hosting a video contest starring YOU! Create a video that showcases AVID’s impact. Winning videos will receive $1,000