With support of the Department of Education, New York City Public Schools piloted Agile Mind’s Academic Youth Development program in the summer of 2017, with positive results for Algebra For All teachers and rising 8th grade Algebra I students. In addition to increasing student engagement and persistence, the program helped to achieve NYC’s Algebra For All Student & Community Support goals.
During the 2018-2019 school year, Academic Youth Development (AYD) will serve NYC’s 9th and 10th grade students in advisory, study skills, freshman orientation, extended homeroom, or after-school. The program helps students develop new mindsets and strategies for learning that they can apply to all their classes. They build critical thinking and self management skills through engaging experiences and tasks in mathematics, science, and logical reasoning, and develop action steps for becoming more powerful, effective learners.
This site provides resources to orient you to the AYD program and the outcomes you can see with your students and teachers.