Dropouts to Graduates: The Story of the Care Center
August 25, 2013
In this episode, SOTRU travels to Holyoke, Massachusetts, home of the Care Center, an alternative school just for pregnant and parenting teens who've dropped out of high school. It's modeled on a prep school, so students are learning fencing, rowing, yoga and poetry along with basic math and reading. The entire student body is living at or below 50 % of the poverty level, and 2/3rds of them dropped out of high school by the 10th grade. Despite all that, between 70 and 85 percent of Care Center students go on to college.
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