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Video: Meeting the Needs of Homeless Students. Lessons From One District

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Project Lift-Off, a summer program for homeless middle school students in Lee County, N.C., pairs academic supports and social-emotional learning with basic necessities. It’s the brainchild of 2020 Leader To Learn From Johnnye Waller, the local school district’s homeless liaison. Waller says the program has helped bring more homeless students out of their shells, and increased their confidence and drive to succeed in high school.