Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Orleans' Carver High & Its Field of Dreams

My daughter, having recently graduated from Tulane, is staying in New Orleans for a year with a program designed to help 9th Ward high school students become high school graduates. It's an important goal for a part of the city that "Great Work Brownie" somehow didn't reach. 4 years after Hurricane Katrina, Carver High remains shuttered, and the students attend classes in trailers.

The school used to be a football powerhouse pre-Katrina, and some ambitious people are working to restore that source of community pride.

As a parent, it's awfully exciting to see my daughter drawn to where she can do the most good, in the presence of others who have bold dreams, real initiative, and problem-solving skills.

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Blogger les said...

Very impressive. But trying to picture you as a good example is stretching my mind in...odd ways.

8/20/2009 9:12 AM  

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