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West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Kara Leigh Lofton
13 January 2020
Clay, West Virginia, United States
Under 800 Words
A town in West Virginia was lacking resources for mental health care, so high school juniors were tapped to fill the need. Learning skills such as how to use naloxone to in an overdose situation to asking open-ended q...
The Seattle Times
20 October 2019
Renton, Washington, United States
A nonprofit in Seattle is identifying youth between the ages of 16 to 24 who are out of school and work and reconnecting them with the public education system. Two-thirds of students enrolled in the program have gone ...
13 August 2019
San Antonio, California, United States
There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...
27 March 2019
San Francisco, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Five Keys Charter School was the first in the U.S. to open in a jail. Now, the school operates a bus, or traveling classroom, that parks in San Francisco's most under-resourced communities to offer residents, many off...
30 January 2019
Camden, New Jersey, United States
An organization in New Jersey called Hopeworks combines trauma-informed practices with career and life-readiness skill-learning. Teens who enter the program are equipped with a team of mentors (academic and life) to h...
12 December 2018
Seattle, Washington, United States
Under 3 Minutes
Sleep deprivation is an issue that plagues many people today, but is especially detrimental to the health of children that are still in school. Recognizing this, Seattle middle and high schools have shifted the start ...
14 July 2018
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Tiny homes, proposed across the world as a solution to housing problems, come in many forms. Baltimore is trying its own model. A creative partnership under the non-profit Civic Works is connecting people who want aff...
4 June 2018
Farmington, Maine, United States
To serve students who have dropped out of high school for anxiety-related reasons such as bullying or unstable home circumstances, a program in central Maine is sending teachers to students' homes with personalized le...
16 May 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nonprofits in the Philadelphia area work to bring education to offenders who are in corrections facilities, as well as those who are re-entering into the world. Research shows that, with access to classes, novels, and...
5 March 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) partners with local high schools to reengage "under-credited, over-age students" who haven't graduated from high school. Counselors prepare students for the High School Equivalency ...
The Hechinger Report
5 July 2017
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
An alternative approach to education has long existed, but in the last decade, collaborations between non-profit student-support organizations and public schools have fostered a model called "Last-Chance Schools" with...
2 June 2017
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Dorchester, the Boston neighborhood with the highest poverty levels, struggles to keep kids in school from engaging with gangs and crime. But College Bound Dorchester (CBD) is fast rewriting the solution to high drop ...
29 June 2015
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Over 3000 Words
In Sarasota, Florida, residents invested in change contend that for the poor to move beyond survival mode and break a multi-generational cycle, they need a wraparound strategy, rather than one-off or isolated services...
30 April 2015
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
The Petey Greene program, which has students tutor prison inmates, is helping to create positive impact and change in the lives of both the university student tutors and the inmates they mentor. It provides prisoners ...
12 January 2014
Kent, Washington, United States
Cities save money and help kids by connecting them with diploma programs. In Washington, iGrad is helping students do just this – and seeing results.
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