I was fortunate to spend two weeks interviewing staff, teachers and students at an incredible charter high school in east Austin for 'drop-outs'. It wasn't difficult to see sadness and desperation in students' eyes as they told story after story of hard lives and lost hopes. Yet, these difficult pasts were in the rear view as each student had somehow found a new path, renewed hope and learned it's ok to have a dream with a reasonable chance to fulfill it. It's an understatement to say heroes work at Austin Can Academy. They have my respect and I salute their passion and dedication. I don't often say wow ... but I was indeed blown away with the outcomes being achieved at "The Can". I hope you enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed telling it. Hit the link below:
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