Oprah, the queen of giving hosted the 10 year celebration of the Ron Clark Academy. The Ron Clark Academy was designed to show how to bring passion, creativity, and rigor into the classroom. The prestigious school has students of all ability levels from the gifted to those who struggled with failing grades or behavior issues. Their mission is to show educators that all children have gifts and talents and when they are put in the hands of educated teachers, that's when the magic happens. This weekend, Oprah donated a whopping five million dollars to their $ 15 million capital campaign to build the Ryan Marshall Performing Arts Center! Atlanta's Mayor Kasim Reed also authorized the city's donation of $20,000 towards the Ryan Marshall Performing Arts Center. The students did a wonderful job with their stage performance of Hamilton etc.. Here are some highlighted moments of this weekend's event at Ron Clark. Special thanks to the sponsors BB&T, COMCAST, THE COCACOLA COMPANY, GEORGIA POWER, WALMART, CHICK-FIL-A FOUNDATION, NEWELL, PREMIERE, READING PLUS, UBS, BOXLIGHT MIMIO, DENNIS DEAN
Check out a video recap of the event!
Photos by Briana Crudup
Videography by Reel Shooterz Media