Today was just a glimpse of how Rocketship DC is changing lives everyday. Everyday I step into Rise Academy, I am reminded of why I do what I do and why I aim to do what I do extremely well! https://t.co/uzj2F7pb11 @FlamboyanDC @CityBridgeEdu
— Rocketship Schools (@RocketshipEd) December 17, 2017
When people think of schools, they usually do not think of emergency assistance. However, Rocketship Education is an educational institution that provides emergency assistance to their student when the need arises.
During times of disaster, Rocketship students can rely on their school to step up and help them out. The fact is that Rocketship staff understands that unstable students cannot do well academically. If a student encounters some type of personal traumatic event or happens to be involved with a disaster; Rocketship will come to their aid.
The students who attend Rocketship charter based schools are given the extra support to help stabilize their lives. Students with a stable family life perform better than students who live in unstable environments. Since Rocketship primarily serves low-income neighborhoods; they understand that students can deal with a variety of horrible issues.
Poverty is a crippling factor of low-income communities. Children without the basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing children will have a hard time performing well in school. Also, when children experience a traumatic event such as a death in the family or constantly having to be uprooted from their home, they tend to become very distressed by these types of situations.
Inner city students are also faced with other challenges such as violence and crime. Many kids from the inner-city areas are regular individuals who sometimes experience violent crime, or they might be harassed by gangs. Students who experience a home invasion feel like they can’t close their eyes at night for fear of being robbed again. Many of these negative factors can cause children to become unhinged and feel as if they are not safe.
Rocketship charter schools know that children might need the extra help to make it. This is why they partner with many great charity organizations at a national level and locally. These partnerships help the students to receive resources and lots of aid when they need it the most. The administrators and staff fully understand the implications of student stability. They will go out of their way to ensure that all students have a stable and peaceful family situation. Ultimately, Rocketship understands that successful students come from stable homes.