GJA gave me a great foundation of self. They gave me tools no matter what room I enter, I can always be authentic. They taught me that I belong no matter what. In a room of 60 people or 600 people, I belong.
George Jackson Academy means a lot to me. GJA is a safe haven. Here you can be yourself without being judged.
GJA is special because we are brothers and look out for each other.
I came here and I felt something magical. In my last school, I was a whole grade level above my class and wasn’t learning anything but when I came to GJA, I was actually challenged.
The amazing teachers here help me enjoy learning. I feel like my classmates really are my brothers and I can strive to be my best self around them.
GJA has opened doors for me to have a chance to get into a great high school.
GJA feels like home because we are all a caring family.
Everyone at GJA is kind. They help me be my best self.
The teachers demonstrate love for the subject they teach, and they have a knack for being supportive.
I will always credit GJA with teaching this only child that it was possible to make a family out of the people who cared for me and pushed me to heights I couldn’t yet see.
George Jackson Academy gave me a safe space where I could express my ideas and emotions and feel a sense of brotherhood.
I am loved here no matter what because everyone actually cares for me.