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At Risk Students Make Parents Proud with 98% Graduation Rate

What are the expectations for children growing up in the inner city? Well, in this particular section of Philadelphia the expectation is that only 60% finish high school. But, the students at Girard College have different plans. They are setting new standards. It’s so impressive that 98% of the kids have graduated. The population of…

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Tavo Sastre New Pathways for Youth

http://traffic.libsyn.com/goodology/GP_020_Tavo_Sastre_New_Pathways_For.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTavo Sastre speaks to at teenagers who are at risk, disadvantaged, abusing alcohol or drugs, have parents in jail and other issues. His program offers the teens a volunteer mentor. The kickoff is a 4 day trip away from their home…

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Good Story – Sixth Grader at School for Homeless Children Catches me Off Guard

by Bernie Fallon At the school for homeless children where I tutor, here is a short exchange between a 6th grade boy and me.  You never know what sensitive feelings are going on.  So, throughout the day, I try to smile, be supportive and helpful at all times.   This kid had a smile with…

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From a Goodology Blog

Here is a good story between a sixth grade boy and me.  Working at a school that has homeless kids increases sensitivity and attention.  Yes, at the same time you have to be tough and demanding, but above all, supportive and ‘there’.  So, this sixth grader had me paying attention and trying to give the…

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