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What Happens When Our Children Are Allowed to Learn? Meet Creative Young Geniuses Among Us!

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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The children at Lions Academy are taught that they are exceptionally intelligent, extremely creative, and destined for greatness. And so they are. What happens when children are allowed to develop to their fulll intellectual capacity? They become the geniuses that they were born to be. Dr. Jean Swopes, Founder and Principal of Lions Academy, explains the reasons for the overwhelming success of her students, who, at preschool age, are demonstrating amazing gifts in music, science, and other disciplines. Staff members Angela Peet, Jacques Jackson and Jacqueline DeBerry discuss how their philosophy brings out the best in children. What are the teachers doing at Lions Academy that schools across the country need to learn from and imitate? How can we change attitudes of teachers that believe the students in their classrooms are destined to fail? How can we work around city administrations that refuse to provide the financial resources to uplift children in lower income commuities, and still produce excellence in our schools? In our second hour, recording artist David Banks, "Daiv On The Tracks" discusses the challenges that gifted young artists with spiritual consciousness must face. How do independent producers reach the masses of youth and override the heavily financed negative music with more positive, empowering messages?