Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Second Chance School

Does any kid aspire to fail, or dream of throwing their life away?

Kids who get kicked out of school are often discarded on the streets, with no where to go. But Genesis Charter School is offering something called a Virtual Academy, a place for kids to go to keep up with their education. I was really impressed with how motivated the kids were... motivated to learn, to catch up, to prove they can finish school.... They're just kids. They make mistakes. But that doesn't mean they're unteachable or unreachable.

I spent several days hanging out at Genesis Charter School and Mr A's Virtual Academy. The result is this in-depth sweeps piece:


Special thanks to Big Bad Bobby for connecting me with Mr A so we could tell this amazing story of kids getting that second chance at an education.

1 comment:

bigBADbobby said...

WooHOO! Such a great story... Mr. A was so excited when I had lunch with him yesterday!

Thank YOU for taking the time to put it all together. :-)