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  • Creating Safe Spaces

    Hallie Wells Middle School

    Through Resource class, students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) at Hallie Wells Middle School in Maryland have the opportunity to do their homework with the help of specialized Resource teachers.

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  • Restorative Circles

    Independence High School

    The Restorative Circles program at Independence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina gives students the opportunity to talk openly about mental health and learn different ways to cope with the everyday pressures of high school.

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  • B-Great

    Pine Crest School

    In Margate, Florida, the non-profit organization B-Great provides open mic opportunities and performing venues for underprivileged artists.

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  • Hooked on Literacy

    Christopher Columbus

    SRL reporter Joseph Fernandez talked to students and faculty at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida about Explorer Reads. Participants of the early literacy program gather, distribute and read books to children who are learning to read.

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  • Miss Arc Broward

    Pine Crest School

    In Florida, Arc Broward’s annual pageant celebrates and empowers young women with disabilities. For Mahogani Gibson, it helped her break out of her comfort zone and taught her about perseverance.

     

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  • Social Connections

    West Ranch High School

    In Southern California, West Ranch High School senior Maggie Lin organizes weekly visits to a local elementary school classroom for students with special needs.

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  • Inclusive Leadership

    Maui High School

    The Special Olympics Unified Schools program at Maui High School in Hawaii creates inclusive leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities.

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  • Boom or Bust: Stay or Go

    Morgantown High School

    Young West Virginians wrestle with the decision to leave the state they love in search of economic security. The recent boom in natural gas pipeline construction is offering opportunities, but some are concerned the industry is only producing temporary jobs and further compounding the brain-drain of young, educated talent.

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  • Real-world Training

    Wauwatosa East High School

    At Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin, students are given an affordable option to receive hands-on training and experience in video journalism.

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  • Teens for Tots

    Frederick V Pankow Center

    Teens for Tots in L’Anse Creuse, Michigan teaches high school students about early childhood education while providing a valuable daycare service to the community.

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  • Closing the Skills Gap

    Middle Creek High School

    In this 360-degree video, SRL reporter Ethan Schwindt talks to students who are taking advantage of vocational training through Skills USA, a career and technical organization.

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  • Transitioning to College

    Windsor High School

    First-generation college student Valerie Perez and graduating high school senior Eymard Bracamontes describe how the AVID program has prepared them for the challenges of higher education.

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  • Building Inclusion

    Middle Creek High School

    Middle Creek High School in Apex, North Carolina is one of the only schools in the district that offers a program like Peer Networks, which brings together students to socialize with their peers in the special education program.

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  • Breaking Stereotypes With Dance

    Pine Crest School

    High schooler Sumeet Gulati created a competitive dance team in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to showcase Punjabi culture in his local community.

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