Antiquita | NAZ Scholar at Cookie Cart, Cookie Cart Youth Employee

"I'll be going to Normandale College for PSEO. I'll be able to use any of their stuff on campus; I'll be able to use the weight room, the swimming pool, the computer lab, the library -- so basically it's like I'm going to be an official student at Normandale and also be a student at South. I have a lot I can say I'm proud of, but that's something that I really had to push for." #NorthFaceFriday
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3 days ago  ·  

NAZ Scholar Julissa is Ready for Kindergarten


When Julissa E. received a Race to the Top Scholarship in late 2012, her mom Hannah immediately enrolled her in preschool at NAZ partner The Family Partnership. In the beginning, Hannah says, Julissa had limited social skills. She was shy and couldn’t communicate her feelings to others.

With support from her parents, NAZ Connector Jaton W., and teachers at The Family Partnership, Julissa became a classroom leader and standout student. Fast-forward to August 2014 when Julissa graduated from preschool ready to take on kindergarten, impressing her new teachers with her ability to follow instructions, tie her shoes, and write.

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