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A Nonprofit in Georgia is Helping At-Risk Students Succeed, One Family at a Time

Jorge* is a bright, 12-year-old Latino student in Norcross, Georgia, who was struggling in his local middle school and would often begin to cry when asked about school. He refused to tell his family why he was upset, so his mother, who did not speak much English, brought him to Corners Outreach, a local non-profit for at-risk students headed by Larry Campbell, for help. After Campbell began spending some one-on-one time with Jorge, the boy tearfully confided that he was being bullied by another student, but when he told his school counselor about the bullying, he was instructed to “man up.” Jorge was so afraid of the bully that he had been soiling his pants at school and was too embarrassed to tell his mother what was happening. Campbell immediately got involved. Read More

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