Article: Why It’s Never Too Late To Rescue Failing Students

[Still obsessed with this organization, though “rescue” can be a tricky verb. The savior complex is alive and well and the mentors get a lot out of this too, which this article doesn’t recognize as much as the other one I posted. Still, gets me back to wondering what it would look like to do…

Article: For Vulnerable Teenagers, a Web of Support

[One of the things circling in my head lately┬áis the organization profiled here. What would it look like to commit to a kid like this? I’ve heard an adult at my school commit to a student for the long-haul, unconditional support, but it kind of was conditional. The student is headed to private school and,…

Article: What Do Poor Kids Need? Try Asking Them

[“Houston, we have a solution,” the alternate title for this piece, sums it up accurately. Houston, TX, not the first city I think of when I’m cycling through my rollodex of progressive cities is home to an organization called Neighborhood Centers. It not only asks poor kids, and their families, what they need, it empowers…