We’re thrilled to contribute for the second year in a row to the SAT program at the I Know I Can Summer Academies (IKIC) at Ramallah Friends School in Palestine. This program, founded in 2011 by Teach For America alum and current Manager of Teacher Leadership Development, Michael Madormo, works to prepare students in the region for the rigor of the SAT using a unique, finely-crafted approach. Specifically, IKIC seeks not only to move scores, but also to strengthen cultural connections and build critical consciousness. Given the diversity of topics in Zinc’s articles and their cultural relevance, our program is a great complement to IKIC’s admirable mission. In addition, the IKIC program emphasizes joy and teamwork as one of its three key values, a focus perfectly aligned to the Zinc philosophy that learning should be fun and engaging. Through gaming components, healthy competition, and fresh, authentic content, we seek to keep excitement in learning - and even test prep. We’re eager to watch how IKIC students grow this summer with the support of their amazing and dedicated teachers and the Zinc tools.