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- ItemHOW RESILIENCY AND MOTIVATION HELP TO SUSTAIN AT PROMISE STUDENTS TO DEVELOP A GROWTH MINDSET IN URBAN SCHOOLS(2022-12) Rios, AdrianThe purpose of this study was to understand how in today’s urban educational system many students who come from impoverished areas and are overlooked while not being provided with the proper essentials to succeed in school. Many at promise (formerly known as at risk) students rely heavily on motivational techniques, educational theories, and leadership approaches to help validate their chances of establishing a growth mindset for sustainability and success. The problem is many urban schools fall short and stakeholders rely heavily on community providers for additional tools needed to stay afloat. Many at promise students have not been led to secure a pathway to success as the dropout rate has steadily increased. It is imperative for urban education to adopt a variety of educational theories, including, but not limited to the path goal theory, grit theory, growth mindset theory and situational approach theory which can provide students with beneficial approaches to secure a bright future and be able to graduate and fulfill their dreams. A mixed methods triangulation study was conducted to gather quantitative and qualitative data. Primary data was collected from participants who were interviewed one on one along with creating two separate focus groups within secondary education. The instruments used consisted of quantitative secondary data such as the California Office to Reform Education and Panorama Surveys (2019) that were gathered from 9th -12th grade students from two Southern California High Schools which focused on social emotional learning, school climate, relational support, growth mindset and motivational strategies. The findings within this study have revealed that students who follow the Growth Mindset model will learn to excel and most who adopt Grit Theory and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs will have a better opportunity to overcome barriers and learn to become successful and prosper while receiving a quality education.