Inspiring Students

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Success Discoveries provides a wide range of coaching services, mostly for adults and organizations. One area we are very proud of is our Career Coaching for Students™ program. That one program has connected us with 1,000’s of students at the high school and college level. Just when you start getting a little cocky about your impact, along comes something that keeps you humble. Read More to see the story and watch two short videos that are sure to touch your heart.

ATLANTA (AP)—A group of students from an inner-city Atlanta private school that scored an Internet hit with a rap about the election is headed to Washington, D.C., to perform during inauguration events.

About 20 students from the Ron Clark Academy will sing their new song, “Dear Obama,” during at least four inaugural balls on Jan. 20. At one of the events, the students will share the stage with R&B stars Usher and Patti LaBelle.

The students wrote the new song as a follow-up to their YouTube hit “Vote However U Like,” which landed the children on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CNN and BET.

Clark wrote the best-selling teaching book “The Essential 55” and who was portrayed by Matthew Perry in the TNT movie “The Ron Clark Story.”

Watch First:
Watch the November 3, 2008 Good Morning America performance by the kids

Watch Second:

Watch ABC’s World News Tonight story aired January 13, 2008 showing Mr. Clark announcing to the students that they were going to DC for the presidential inauguration. Link to come.

Congratulations to the Ron Clark Academy students!