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Exceeding Expectations

by Jan Schroder

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Send out 20,000 emails weekly and you’re bound to receive intriguing replies. A month ago, President Peter Rooney invited me to lunch at Atlanta Youth Academy’s Southside campus.

Larry Teem founded AYA in 1997 after discovering firsthand if you surround at-risk urban youth with love and academic challenges, they’ll exceed expectations. My 7th-grade English teacher Chuck Johnston led the school for 11 years.

Tomorrow, eighth graders graduate to an impressive list of high schools. Email Peter if you’d like to attend. If you go, you might shed a tear and be moved to donate on the way out. I was.

Chris Schroder, SPR Atlanta


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