Formerly Incarcerated Students Advocate For Reduced Suspensions and Expulsions

Nicole Rojas
Apr 15, 2019 - 5:00

Six students from G.W. Carver College and Career Academy in Memphis, Tennessee shared recommendations with their local school board on how to reduce out-of-school suspensions and expulsions. The students are part of a program called Brothers and Sisters Speaking Out for Change, organized by the nonprofit BRIDGES, which trains formerly incarcerated young people in advocacy. BRIDGES coordinator Mahal Burr told The North Star that the program believes young people who have been in the...

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