Thriving at Promise
At Promise, Yaya and Sametchie thrived. Yaya fell in love with chess in third grade, playing in our after-school programs before joining the chess club in middle school and competing in tournaments.
Meanwhile, Sametchie discovered her passion for math and English Language Arts while sharing the healthy habits she picked up at Healthy Harlem to her mom and siblings (“she would say to me, ‘Mummy, you have to be healthy, you gotta eat broccoli, you have to eat these other things,’” Mariam says, laughing).
Yaya and Sametchie give Promise Academy rave reviews.
“The teachers are good here because they care about us, and they go out of their way to help you succeed,” says Yaya, 12. “If you’re failing, they won’t let you fail. They make sure you’re doing your work and you’re at the top of your classes.”
“It’s fun. It’s amazing, and I love it,” added Sametchie, 8.