Let’s focus on students’ strengths rather than risk factors

In the late 80s and early 90s, I led a campus-based program for middle school students at-risk of dropping out of school.  The residential summer program engaged 60 to 70 students in academic classes, work skill development, employment, recreation and service activities.

The program was challenging for students, our staff of university students, teachers, counselors and our leadership team.  Many of the students did not want to spend their summer away from friends and family on a college campus 80 – 150 miles from their hometown; and taking classes in math and language arts was not their first choice of summer activities. Read more… via Terry Pickeral, terrypickeral.com

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