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  1. Alternative Suspension Centers

    Fund and support Alternatives to school suspension, to encourage children/teens who are suspended from school, to have a place to receive their homework, tutoring, mentoring, counseling, intervention -away from the traditional school setting. There are factors that we have learned in a similar project, that inhibit these students from being able to address issues affecting their safe school experience. We have to find other ways to help children to know someone listens -and cares. The key is a partnership with community faith-based agencies , parents, Educational authorities and police. There has to be triangulated communication between parents/school/counselor/child to address and…

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    • Pilot an Open House/Day Camp to provide youth/college students opportunity to learn how HUD serves through different professions.

      Establish an opportunity for introducing public service to youth/college students. Using this approach of a day long or multiple days windows where students may come to HUD for structurally designed session to (1) learn about Public Service, (2) learn about HUD and how it serves; (3) allow for mock sessions where they may be able to participate in strategy planning such as disaster planning, (4) allow Mentors of various professions in programs to present and meet with students to introduce them to various careers and educational backgrounds (i.e. economics, policy planning, accounting, engineering, and information technology to include segments focusing…

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