Empowered and motivated, just a couple of words to describe the emotions students felt after meeting and listening to Judge Thelton Henderson during his recent visit to Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in San Francisco, California. On March 19, the renowned civil rights attorney and Federal court judge paid a visit to Thurgood Marshall to answer questions about his life and his career.
The event was part of the school’s law-themed credit recovery course, supported by the law firm, Farella Braun + Martel, and co-developed by ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career and Thurgood Marshall Social Studies teacher, William Sloan. This is the first time ConnectEd infused Linked Learning components into a student support program – providing opportunities for students outside of a traditional pathway. This innovative curriculum combines rigorous academics with law-themed technical education, while also incorporating work-based learning experiences.