today’s economy, employers increasingly demand that workers
have a high school diploma, yet America’s graduation rates
are unacceptably low, particularly among poor and minority students
with learning differences. In fact, according to the Georgia Department
of Education in 2011 only about 43% of students with disabilities
graduated with a high school diploma. That number is even lower
for some Metro Atlanta school districts. Triumph Transition Institute
(TTI) was founded to improve these numbers and the fate of some
of our most vulnerable students.
was founded by someone who knows all too well what it means to be
an individual with a learning difference. As an individual with
dyslexia, Cindy Lumpkin, The LD Coach, was able to overcome the
impact of the learning difference upon her life. After working in
a large urban district in Metro Atlanta where the success rate of
students with learning differences were way too low, she started
Triumph Transitions Institute with one student and little money,
but lots of passion and faith. Her goal is to help students from
economically diverse backgrounds with learning differences, which
have failed or are failing in public schools.
teachers are hand selected, based on skill level and passion in
the classroom to instruct students in academically challenging classes
that ultimately lead to preparation for college, training programs,
careers and life. In addition to challenging academics, TTI encourages
students to develop socially and emotionally.
is rooted in the desire to develop and encourage the very best in
all students. The entire staff is committed to working with students
to help each one discover their talents and stretch themselves to
maximize their potential. The mantra we instil in our students is
“To rise is ultimately my purpose hereafter!