Thu, April 29, 2021
Student body president, author, advice columnist–Amelia Sellman is an all-around superstar at iHOPE, YAI’s affiliate school for students ages 5-21 with traumatic brain injuries who cannot be served in their local school systems. The 19-year-old, who doesn’t use words to communicate, is one of 80 iHOPE students, all of whom use some form of assisted communication technology. Recently, Sellman has even started to use her Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device to advocate for herself in ways no one had previously imagined possible.
Thu, January 28, 2021
For students at the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE), YAI’s school for children with brain injuries, working to increase their independence is an essential part of the curriculum. When iHOPE staff saw one of their students taking steps with the help of a cutting-edge mobility device, they wondered how many of the other students could also benefit from it.
Mon, December 28, 2020
The International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) has had a clear and unique vision ever since it was founded in 2013. With a remit to educate young people with traumatic brain injuries and other brain-based disorders, iHOPE offers one of the nation's only curricula designed to optimize the latest expertise in educating people with brain injuries.
Thu, August 27, 2020
Not even the pandemic can stop the back-to-school spirit from energizing YAI’s two affiliate schools. Though online learning took parents and students by surprise in March, a summer of preparation has brought focus to virtual learning platforms at the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) and Manhattan Star Academy (MSA).
Fri, March 27, 2020
When Jerry Robinson first found a supported employment opportunity at YAI affiliate school iHOPE almost six years ago, he had no idea what to expect. It was Robison’s first time working with students with traumatic brain injuries. “When I first came to iHOPE it was kind of challenging because I’ve never worked at a place like this before,” Robinson said. “I had to get used to it. But I got the hang of it.”
Tue, July 23, 2019
On July 18 and 19, the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) held its fifth and largest annual Olympics at Harlem’s DREAM Charter School.
Tue, June 25, 2019
On June 20, YAI Network’s International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) hosted its fifth annual prom. The event, which was open to all iHOPE students over age 12, gave
Thu, May 30, 2019
By the start of the 2019-20 school year, YAI’s affiliate schools, Manhattan Star Academy (MSA) and the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE), will have...