Underrepresented and students from low-wealth families do not always have access to professionals and opportunities for internships that students from wealthy students have. Academia Avance, an independent charter school in Los Angeles, is closing the savvy gap by providing internships for it’s seniors.
“Income, travels, and parents’ education level, all of that have a huge determination on the achievement of the children. The savvy gap is determined by those factors and by who has those professional connections — the parent that calls his buddy from college who is a doctor, a lawyer for his son to spend a summer working with them.”
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