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How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed

NPR – Anya Kamenetz

“We published a story about Griffin and the shop two weeks ago and ever since they have been overwhelmed with praise, donations and requests for interviews from all over the country … and the world. That left of us wondering why exactly this story went viral. Maybe it’s because Griffin’s sentiment, about helping kids succeed, resonates with a lot of us. Take this recently released first-of-its-kind study that found for every one percent increase in the adult-to-youth ratio in a given community, there was a one percent decrease in the rate of young people dropping out before graduating high school. In other words, simply having more grownups around helped kids to stay on track.”(more)

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