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The simple solution that's helping homeless kids graduate high school

from The Huffington Post

Presten Pinnell could have been another kid who didn't graduate high school or go to college. During his teen years, he often had to fend for himself when it came to dinner. He spent long nights alone and without adult supervision. Finances were always a problem. Pinnell lived with his dad, who was thrown in jail Pinnell's sophomore year of high school. Administrators at Pinnell's school district in Missouri, Maplewood Richmond Heights, knew about his rocky home life. Pinnell would sometimes spend weeks at a time sleeping on friends' couches, so his attendance suffered. He didn't have a space at home where he could sit and study. He couldn't be sure that he would get new school supplies each year, like a backpack, he said. more


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