School for all, it’s possible!

by Kindsey on April 23, 2014 - 11:45pm

I read in the book How to Change the World by David Bornstein (published August 8th, 2007) the chapter 13 named The Talent is Out There. I chose this section of the book because it talks about teens from lower income houses and their chances of going to college; these chances usually influenced by how over the average bright they are. To J.B Schramm’s dismay, director of the “Flyers Tutoring Program”, some kids who might not have extraordinary GPAs are still very bright and have as much chances of getting into college as any other person, they just need a nudge in the right direction. His program teams up writing coaches, counselors and rap directors (youth “facilators”) to help  those “average” teens come up with great essays that help them stand out from the mass and get scholarships.

 This would link up to the subject of my essay because I will be focusing of the links and correlations between mental illnesses and foster care. I think the best information that can be used from this chapter is the method that J.B. Schramm uses to get the teens to write essays. The most important point he gets across is that motivation is key to everything. Maybe this motivation can be used to battle some mental illnesses.

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