Tag Archives: Justin Aguirre

How Much Grit Does It Take To Be An Indy School Student, of Color?

Grit is a personality trait that social scientists and educational leaders have spent a great deal of time researching as an indicator for academic achievement. In The New York Times bestseller, Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth suggests a three step plan for achievement that has little to do with a […]

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RIISE 500 Social Media Contest

The RIISE 500 is a social media contest designed by indy school rising 9th grader and RIISE intern, Justin Aguirre for students of color enrolled in 2016-17 as a 7th, 8th, or 9th grader at an independent school. If you are that student who wants to share your VOICE and enter for a chance to […]

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Grand Slam – Justin Aguirre!

Got to give him his props! Justin Aguirre is just about to graduate from Riverdale’s Lower School and plays baseball for The Exclusives, sponsored by Sotheby’s. In addition to moving up to the middle school, Justin has something else to brag about. And, if he doesn’t, trust me his mom, my girl, Gina A., will! […]

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