Excel Academy South Student Shines At District Board Meeting

Recently Excel Academy South student Shyhief Jackson spoke from the heart when he addressed the Board for the School District of Philadelphia. Calling the experience “very surreal”, Jackson, 18, said speaking at the public meeting provided him with an occasion to use some of the skills he’s learned while at Excel. “It gave me an opportunity to represent myself, my community, and my family,” said Jackson. “I was able to give a message to the Board and that was an opportunity I never had before.” Speaking in front of about 40 people, with others joining the meeting virtually, Jackson shared [...]