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Reviving Realistic Dreams …..What A High School Diploma Does For Youth At Risk, Patti Huffman, Mary Ashby Mar 2018

Reviving Realistic Dreams …..What A High School Diploma Does For Youth At Risk, Patti Huffman, Mary Ashby

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This non-traditional high school empowers youth at risk to earn their high school diploma. The major objective is graduating cohorts on time with preparedness for college/career. By fostering a sense of belonging, safety, success, self-worth, and hope, “can’t” is transformed into “can” as students realize their dreams.

“Excellence In All We Do”

Target audience: administrators, superintendents, high school teachers/graduation coaches


Growth Mindset –The Answer To “Why Do I Need To Know This?”, Carmen D. Long Mar 2017

Growth Mindset –The Answer To “Why Do I Need To Know This?”, Carmen D. Long

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Students deserve a meaningful answer to the question “Why do I need to know this?” They are often given empty reasons like, “we must review the standards based curriculum” or “it is on the test”. These answers are not motivating to any students. We will discuss practical strategies to encourage Growth Mindset approach to difficult life experiences and academic challenges.


Teaching The Value Of Work Through School And Community Integration, Sharon Singleton, Jason Bossart Mar 2017

Teaching The Value Of Work Through School And Community Integration, Sharon Singleton, Jason Bossart

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Bonnie Brae is a 100 year old residential treatment facility for youth at-risk. Recognizing a need to implement experiential learning into our school, we have effectively collaborated and partnered with numerous community non-profit organizations for work experience. Because of this integration, our boys are prepared to successfully transition from the residential environment knowing the importance of interpersonal skills and the value of work.


At-Risk Students Score With Goal, Chris Ice, Mario Zavala Mar 2015

At-Risk Students Score With Goal, Chris Ice, Mario Zavala

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Demographic projections predict that by the year 2050, two-thirds of public school children in Texas will be Hispanic. Embedded in this statistic are challenges including income, language, culture, and politics. GOAL is a proactive approach serving the needs of this growing community. Like other industries, education requires custom service for its constituents. GOAL is an exemplar of such service.