Every now and again, I see a compelling story about a teenager who is striving to make a significant difference in our world. One such individual is Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old from Pakistan who has openly spoken against the Taliban.
I have been writing about interventions we use in our region to help students cope with issues at school and in their lives. A more desperate situation occurs in Philadelphia. The city has a huge urban school district with problems typical of its setting. Surrounding these students and their families are violence, poverty and consequential circumstances to these pressures.