At Apprentice Learning, experience ignites purpose. Witnessing the uniquely compounded injustices inflicted upon Black people, we write with renewed vigor and humility as we denounce oppression in all of its forms. The Apprentice Learning community grieves over the tragic and senseless deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. We recognize our responsibility to say their names and speak truth to power. Systemic racism impacts all of us: our staff, students, families, alumni, board and business partners. Our students are receiving mixed messages about both the significance of their lives and their rights to protest inequities. We firmly stand with those who unabashedly profess that Black Lives Matter and who edify our youth to confidently and safely navigate society.
Our core commitment has always been to close the opportunity gap and nurture the dreams of young people from communities impacted by a long history of systemic racism in this country. Apprentice Learning fosters experiences that inspire and enable young people to seize their futures, creating a pipeline where power can be redistributed so that all of society benefits and thrives. Our students and their families, our alumni, and our worksite partners are worthy of this endeavor.