OPENING UP A NEW PATH FOR THE YOUTH OF LENNOX
In the summer of 2013, we created an intensive summer program at Lennox Middle School for 20 students who had just completed 8th grade. Many of these students didn’t actually “graduate” from 8th grade, and the majority were not enrolled to continue school in the fall. Our goal with these students was the same as in all of our programs: we wanted the youth to fall in love with learning, to connect profoundly with caring adults, to experience quality arts and enrichment programs, and to access the wider world. These students are now completing their sophomore year of high school. They are all in individualized schools based on their interests. We champion these students’ access to supreme educational opportunities.