School Behind Bars Elevates Juveniles Who Need Hope

School Behind Bars Elevates Juveniles Who Need Hope

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classroom in juvenile prison - NBCvidThere is a school at one Virginia county juvenile detention center where troubled youths work toward high school diplomas and credit their teachers with saving their lives from ruin.

The jail’s educational program is a little-known entity within Fairfax County Public Schools that offers the students hope for better days ahead.

In a recent visit, detention center officials, teachers and students provided a rare glimpse into the education of young people who have run afoul of the law. It is a program that offers opportunity to youths who otherwise have few options.

(READ the story in the Washington Post)

Classroom in juvenile prison – NBC video snapshot

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