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Paul Wisenthal is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning writer based in New York. Wisenthal has written over one hundred published articles on alternative education programs and leads the nation in publishing stories of youth overcoming addictions and social and economic challenges. His articles have been published by The New York Times, Newsday, USA Today, and The Daily News, Parade, Scholastic and National Geographic, many of which were syndicated around the country. He has written and produced television shows for CBS Saturday Morning, Sesame Street, The Electric Company and Big Blue Marble as well as developing stories for 60 Minutes, Nightline, 20/20, and Frontline.

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A Silent Autistic World Unblocked!

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 9:07 AM

The fiery scent of coconut oils and pungent spices of St. Catherine's Jamaica seems thousands of years away from Lena McCalla Njee's autistic classrooms of Augusta Street School, part of the Irvington High School system in New Jersey. Author of the two classic children's books Ivan Gets a...

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Part 2: Diana Davis Spencer, A Pioneer in International and Domestic Youth Education Initiatives

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 2:19 PM

Part Two

At a time when the United States' declining share of global college graduates threatens our country's future economic competitiveness, Diana Davis Spencer continues to support international and domestic youth initiatives by promoting through education youth empowerment as recently noted in yesterday's Huffington Post.

Kachi Udeoji grew...

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Part 1: Use It Up, Wear It Out or Do Without

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 8:50 PM

A three-Part Series

Part One

At a time when the United States' declining share of global college graduates threatens our country's future economic competitiveness, Diana Davis Spencer is reversing this trend.

Spencer is not a household name, but her footprints are felt in Washington DC, Wellesley, Massachusetts and touching even...

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Mentoring the Young and the Risky

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 11:21 AM

Homeless at 13, Andrew Kutches robbed people, stole cars and sold drugs to survive. Arrested many times, life on the streets of San Francisco was hard for this young teenager.

"I was shot at many times," he stated in a telephone interview.

With a recidivism rate among youth in this...

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Mentoring The Tough And Risky: A Small Cadre Of Successful Women Mentor At-Risk Youth

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 5:19 PM

Jabious Williams, 7, hustled for tips pumping gas at a self-service Exxon station. Anacostia, a violent suburb of southeast Washington, D.C., was his home. After school, Jabious walked a mile each way through gang territory to make $30 a day helping his single mom support her family. As a young...

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The Ticket Boy Gives Back

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 12:12 PM

Financial pioneer Phil McNeill delivers an 18% return, transforming companies while working with at-risk youth, transforming lives.

Devoting his time mentoring at-risk youth, successful entrepreneur Phil McNeill teaches self-sufficiency and business acumen to young students raised in the poorest neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.

Twins Bruce and Glen Proctor...

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