Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Bridging the gaps
Many of today's youth have potential but are lacking in motivation or the material means to pursue goals. Some have the drive to excel but without proper guidance from adults, they stray or fail to realize that they can be so much more. Some people are trying to change that.
“We help inner city girls succeed academically, but at Metro we go beyond academics,” comments Sharon Hefferan, Executive Director of Metro Achievement Center. “Our character education program, with its focus on instilling virtue, gives depth to the personal development of each girl. Inner city kids often fail in college and beyond, not simply because of poor grades, but also because they lack the personal discipline and virtues needed to excel. At Metro, we help the girls succeed by motivating them to excel as people.”
More about the Metro Achievement Center
Read about El Milagro kindergarten, a project that is helping impoverished children and their families in Peru.