More accolades for the B.E.S.T. Academy

B.E.S.T. Academy eighth-grade history teacher Patia Odom-Mitchell was honored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s metro Atlanta Chapter as an “Unsung Heroine” during their 13th annual luncheon on September 18.  She is the founder of Dreams, a mentoring program that provides cultural outings and volunteer opportunities from middle school to students’ junior year of college.

Many of Odom-Mitchell’s students have returned to mentor new students in the program after graduating from college, which is a true testament to her impact on the APS success story.  Odom-Mitchell was one of five honorees being recognized for making powerful changes in their communities.

In other B.E.S.T. news, the school’s football team was photographed with the coaches from the Football Classic this morning. The 100 Black Men of Atlanta also provided 2 tickets to the Classic this weekend for each student with perfect attendance from the beginning of school.

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