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Triage

Triage Program Gets News Section
The Academy's Triage program's principles have been stated before, but in our new Guidepost section we thought it appropriate to repeat them.

  • Parent understanding of how to advocate for their child’s education is the answer to a system that is unable to cope with cultural differences
  • Self-efficacy is the answer to a system of suspension and expulsion over which the child has no control.
  • The development of self-efficacy can only occur in a place of safety, an oasis of hope, where students can reflect and begin to tell new stories.
  • Self-efficacy is developed by a shift in language: “I do not go to a failing school; my school is the greatest school.” “Maxine Mimms Academies is the only solution for me because I am the solution for the world.” “I return to my school as a success because I am the solution for my school.”
  • The reality of the hip-hop culture must meet the demands of a future; the absence of hope must transcend into the ability to forgive, dream, and tell new stories.
  • Community institutions must speak a new language: the language of WASL, of standardized tests. Business owners must preach it from behind the cash register; Pastors must preach it from the pulpit; Doctors and nurses must preach it in offices and emergency rooms; police officers must preach it from squad cars.
    Parents must speak a new language: the language of zero tolerance, why my child, and WASL
  • Parents, children, community institutions must cross the cultural barriers to welcome each other, to have a conversation, to take in, to love, to forgive, to become healthy.
  • The child, the parent, the pastor, the business owner, doctor, lawyer, and governor must know that each child is valuable. Each child is good.


This new Triage section in the MMA Guidepost concentrates news about our Triage program here on the Triage overview page and simultaneously displays it in the Guidepost. Click any title to read more on the subject in the Guidepost, which in turn connects you to other information inside and outside our site.