VIRTUAL 2020 A DISCIPLINED LIFE® GALA

Empowered Schools for Tomorrow

We are living in new and uncertain times, and extend our hearts to you and yours with the hope that you stay safe and well while we endure this global crisis. As we walk this unprecedented journey together, it is our responsibility to stay tireless in our quest to support the students and families at Perspectives. Every year we raise critical funds to ensure we deliver on a holistic education, but this year is different. We are all experiencing unsettled ground, and yet still must ask, if you are able, to please extend your generosity to our Chicago kids – and know that your contribution will help keep our schools whole on the other end of this pandemic.

OVERVIEW

The Opportunity

Empower Chicago Students

Your Commitment

Invest in our A Disciplined Life® education model

About Perspectives

At Perspectives, our A Disciplined Life® education model teaches the whole child serving grades 6 – 12.

Our COVID-19 Response

We are here for our students. We will continue to provide a holistic learning experience for your child through our remote learning plan.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Empowered Schools for Tomorrow

Meet Jonathan Wells

Jonathan Wells graduated from Perspectives and enrolled at Cornell University last fall. Jonathan inspired us when he spoke at our gala last spring about ‘shifting the narrative’ on what it means to be a young person in Chicago. We could not be more proud of the ethical leadership Jonathan continues to show far beyond the walls of Perspectives. Click play to listen to Jonathan’s experience as a Perspectives student.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your support, resilience and generosity. Every gift matters, and every gift makes a tangible difference in the lives of Chicago students.

YOUR COMMITMENT

Invest in Chicago Students

Empowered Together
A Disciplined Life® at Home

Meet Teyonna Lofton, a senior at Perspectives who is kicking off our Virtual Gala. 

Empowered Together
Demonstrate Perseverance

Jalan Jordan, a Perspectives senior demonstrates perseverance to attend the college of her dreams.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Brandon, a junior at Perspectives, is choosing to Live A Healthy Lifestyle in our new normal!

Be Reflective

We know these are stressful times. Take a minute to be led by Tamika Balentine, one of our amazing A Disciplined Life® teachers, as she guides us through a reflection. Take time to focus on your mental health this week.

Take Initiative Awards
We live A Disciplined Life®

Meet Eron Powell, Principal of Perspectives Leadership Academy and High School of Technology. Mr. Powell reminds us how important it is to support our students through academic rigor AND social emotional learning

Empowered Together

Listen to Jonathan Wells, Class of 2019, and Cornell University Freshman as he describes his experience as a Perspectives student, and how he is ‘shifting the narrative’ on what it means to be a young person in Chicago.

For any questions, please email Lupe Jimenez or External Affairs.
About Perspectives

Educating the whole child

We live A Disciplined Life®

1

Academic Rigor

Our college prep curriculum leverages instruction and personalized learning. Students can take advantage of certification programs, career development, and early college credit.

2

Social Emotional Learning

A Disciplined Life® is our social emotional learning curriculum and set of 26 principles. This is the foundation of Perspectives. Our 26 principles teaches students to have positive self-perception, healthy relationships, and the tools for productivity.

3

Experiential Opportunities

We use the city as a classroom. Students at Perspectives gain skills, confidence and insight from field studies, community action initiatives, and career shadowing.

OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

We are here for you.

Be positive and supportive.

Demonstrate Perseverance

We are living in new and uncertain times, and extend our hearts to you and yours with the hope that you stay safe and well while we endure this global crisis. To help contribute to the global efforts to “flatten the curve”, all Perspectives schools will be closed until April 30 in adherence to Illinois’ Shelter-In-Place mandate. Click here to read more. 

Remote Learning Plan

Perspectives’s mission to provide academically rigorous lessons to its students continues.  To ensure students learn during school closure, Perspectives crafted grade-level and standards-aligned lessons that all students can access, either in Google classroom or in hard copy. Click here to read more.