• This Here, This is AVID

    Posted by AVID Center on 8/14/2019

    Thousands of educators from across the nation join us every year for our AVID Summer Institutes. The highlight of these professional learning events is often the students and educators who share their powerful stories. This year, Jedd Bloom, an English and AVID Elective teacher from Greene Middle School, thrilled us with his AVID rap. You can read the lyrics below and watch the performance! You'll find more amazing speakers from this year's Summer Institutes on AVID's YouTube channel.

    This here, this is AVID.

    My dream, gotta have it.

    My future, I’m gonna grab it.

    You want college? Have at it.

     

    Got dreams, going places, plenty of other faces, ready to

    get my mind tight, set from my head to my laces,

    Won’t you launch and prosper with me, catching a rocket through the stratosphere,

    Back in school, I’m cruising, making moves, so yeah, I’m glad it’s here.

     

    Standing tall in AVID, I tell you it ain’t magic.

    Put in the work, you overcome, anything else is tragic.

    Binder check, focused notes, seminar so Socratic,

    Bring it together, organize, success is automatic.

     

    I heard already people talking Berkeley, talking UC’s,

    Rolling with the AVID crew, you could call me the crew chief,

    But really, I just facilitate and celebrate the process.

    If education was a game, we monsters like the Loch Ness!

     

    Don’t give me the talk it can’t be done, I see the dream in each of you,

    The butterflies that flutter inside, this destiny will to speak to you.

    Obstacle too big? I know that argument sound weak to you.

    I’m here to help, but really, it’s your own heart that is teaching you.

     

    This here, this is AVID.

    My dream, gotta have it.

    My future, I’m gonna grab it.

    You want college? Have at it.

     

    I heard them mumble ‘bout how the students be stumbling,

    And work is tough, so you’re tempted to keep on grumbling,

    But then the vision hits with precision, make a decision.

    Will I fuse together or will I split up like fission?

     

    I’m on a mission to be a model in society,

    I dig until I hit the rock bottom of what’s inside of me.  

    We all made of stardust, something to be excited for,

    The dream of doing something we love and get ignited for.

     

    No matter what’s in store, I say there’s more if you keep working,

    So that when you arrive you can be looking back and smirking,

    Thinking AVID teachers, they knew what they were talking ‘bout.

    No such things as obstacles, just puddles we be walking ‘round.

     

    Books hit legit like a couple ton of bricks,

    So you know you got to focus when the mind plays tricks.

    Every day bring resolve plus some true soul searching.

    Watch that negativity sink like an urchin.

     

    This here, this is AVID.

    My dream, gotta have it.

    My future, I’m gonna grab it.

    You want college? Have at it.

     

    Got notes, got books, got these tutorials.

    Taking it piece by piece so I can make my story full,

    Because my life is like a canvas, I dramatize the picture.

    My value is timeless, like I’m an ancient scripture.

     

    Hit you with the studying, AVID crew, we buddying.

    I’m betting on these students like I’m throwing all my money in.

    It’s more than academics, this is about being human.

    Got these brains working overtime until they blooming.

     

    And you could catch me grooving in my room, I’m on a stage,

    Turn the page, forever young, don’t even ask about my age,

    Because I’m AVID in the habit of prospering every day.

    They say when I inquire, I get younger in a way.

     

    Because I’m A-V-I-D, my whole nature is focused.

    When other points are scattered, I’m centered on the locus.

    We getting on with this program, AVID paints the scene,

    So I look to this day while chasing tomorrow’s dream, because…

     

    This here, this is AVID.

    My dream, gotta have it.

    My future, I’m gonna grab it.

    You want college? Have at it!

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