HILA shakes off winter blues with Spring Concert

Apr 10, 2015 | Hope in the News

Students at The Hope Institute Learning Academy (HILA) in Chicago showcased their remarkable talents during the school’s Spring Concert held Friday, April 3.

From kindergarten through fifth grade, students sang and others even performed choreographed dances to an assortment of hip songs, including Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope.” Near the conclusion of the show, a group of fifth graders performed a moving rendition of John Mayer’s Grammy Award-winning smash “Waiting on the World to Change.”

The inspirational song highlights the need for continued advocacy to increase inclusion opportunities for students with special needs, said HILA principal Mike Jakubowski.

“Students at HILA have incredible gifts that extend beyond the classroom,” Mr. Jakubowski said. “With support and confidence, they are able to accomplish any goal set before them to reach their fullest potential.”

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