A hard-won graduation success — after 3 detention camps, 5 probation officers and seemingly no chance
He couldn’t imagine he would ever graduate from high school, or that he’d ever even have a chance. After being released from his second juvenile detention camp, Randy Dwayne May Jr. wasn’t sure what he was going to do. Then came a knock on his door over the summer from Wendy Cholico, a Pupil Services...
By Mike Szymanski | June 10, 2016
LAUSD moving more kids from juvenile camps to graduation
LA Unified is expanding a Camps to College program that helps students coming out of juvenile detention camps get back into school and graduate. Since the program launched two years ago in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Mental Health Department and the Los Angeles Probation Office, it has served 1,189 students. Most of them have...
By Mike Szymanski | April 22, 2016