Founder Kristi Maggio has worked in the education space for over 20 years. In 2013 after 13 years in the public school system in the United States, she knew she needed to do something to change what was happening with the two-thirds of the students that didn’t fit into the traditional box of the current system. After continuously watching too many children fail and feel inadequate, as if there was something wrong with them, knowing it wasn’t them but the system that doesn’t work for every student, she decided to take action. In an effort to help these young people, she realized she couldn’t change the system from the inside, and therefore, she left and started creating a system based on what was lacking.
Since then, the experiences and research of what needs to change have brought Maggio Multicultural Academy to the present model that it offers today. This model’s foundation is entrepreneurship, which incorporates life skills (often referred to as soft skills), learning how to learn instead of what to learn, using project and performance based practices related to real world needs, and finally, including a specialization in a specific career area.
Now all students upon graduating from high school will have the opportunity to receive employment in their specialized field with the ability to earn a greater salary, avoiding the expensive costs and debt incurred from higher education.
Under the traditional system students are graduating high school and even university without the necessary skills that they need to be successful in the future, which include a limited mindset and not realizing their full potential.
- We inspire students to be curious and love learning.
- We encourage independent learning to build accountability and responsibility in your child based on 21st Century Skills.
- We offer success mentoring programs to provide support to all students so they can truly reach their full potential.
- We help families and children reach their educational needs to adapt to their learning style by using a performance and project based approach.
FOUNDER and director OF MAGGIO MULTICULTURAL ACADEMY
Failure does not exist. F.A.I.L. = First Attempt In Learning
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