Earvin "Magic" Johnson doesn't spend a lot of time in Atlanta but that hasn't kept him from making great contributions. ASPiRE, his cable network targeting African American families, is Atlanta-based. And, even though he sold his interest in Starbucks in 2010, the Starbucks on Cascade Road in Southwest Atlanta will perhaps forever be known as the Magic Johnson Starbucks. Hopefully the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Learning Centers™, his initiative to help youth ages 14 to 20 who are high school dropouts or are in danger of dropping out get their high school diplomas, will become as equally well-known.
Georgia's first Magic Johnson Bridgescape Learning Centers™ is now open through the Provost Academy Georgia, a statewide virtual charter high school. Located on 100 Edgewood, near the Auburn Avenue Research Library, those enrolled at the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Learning Centers™ can also physically visit the school.
What makes Bridgespace effective is its blend of one-on-one and group instruction with interactive online offerings that are tailored to meet each student's individual need. On-site, there are complete education teams to assist students, including those with learning disabilities. Most of the instruction is provided through materials from EdisonLearning, the for-profit education management company serving public schools that serves as Johnson's partner.
“All students should have the opportunity to receive their high school diplomas and be fully prepared for college or the workplace," Johnson said through a release. Johnson is no stranger to assisting kids with their education and has sent scores of deserving students from economically-challenging backgrounds to college through the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program from the Magic Johnson Foundation. In addition, he has already established several outposts of the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Learning Centers™ in other parts of the country.
To enroll in the free program, just call (888) 725-9501 or visit ga.provostacademy.com.