As School Readiness Coordinator Nicky Clark looks out the door for any stragglers, she hears Law Eh say hello to all his ragtag friends before the Ready in 5 in-home group begins. “Boy, is he a talker,” Nicky says to herself. But he wasn’t always so social.
Todd knew the mistakes he made, just like he knew he was flirting with disaster by running around with his old group of friends. They were a huge trigger.
Ruby always did exactly what her older sister Elena did. So when Elena started attending the Ruth K. Solomon Girls Center after-school program, Ruby insisted she go too.
Throughout his childhood, Nathan was an outcast, often getting teased and beat up.
His mom was in and out of the principal’s office every week.
Stepping off the bus in front of Metropolitan Community College’s South Omaha Campus is not something Jack ever saw himself doing. But at age 51, he finally has found a new normal.
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