4 Africentric Math Cohort In HRCE, we VABB! How are schools Validating, Affirming, Building and Bridging (VABB)? Here are a few examples! After three months in the Africentric Math Cohort, what do students say is making the greatest impact in their academic achievement? According to these six students, it’s the learning experiences beyond the school walls, the relationships they have built with each other and their teachers – and a clearer understanding of their culture. In this video, students describe their recent trip to the Black Brilliance Conference in Toronto, how they see themselves as learners and why the cohort is working for them. Improving Student Achievement Equitable Education Instruction and Leadership Improving Student Achievement