Fridays here at the school are a bit laid-back. Usually we do an activity such as a field trip or bowling, we at least play some volleyball in the morning. The afternoon is an opportunity to raise the students from Friday apathy to something that resembles academic function.

Lucky for me, this afternoon, I went to a meeting of representatives from different agencies serving at-risk youth here in our small county. It was encouraging. The plan is to expand our after-school program into a full-blown day reporting and monitoring program. That will require much legislative wrangling and some hopeful grant writing, but it looks like there is some real support and excellent resources available to aid in implementation.

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