Karen Snook in The Los AngelesTimes

 
los-angeles-timesHow a farm at an L.A. continuation school became a refuge for both students and animals, October 2016

“Most school days, 17-year-old Alex Snyder eats lunch with a pot-bellied pig named Peanut. John R. Wooden High School is small. It doesn’t have a football field or a swimming pool or a gym. But it has a farm. And the farm has become a central part of Alex’s life.”

“Alex, who lives in a foster care group home, used to run away for days at a time to visit his girlfriend. He’d ditch school at Grover Cleveland Charter High in Reseda and go to the library instead.  Since transferring to Wooden this year, he’s been at school most mornings.”  “It’s good for me,” Alex said. “If this is my first period, it kind of makes me want to come to school every day.” “Wooden is a continuation school, mostly for students who are behind in credits and at risk of not graduating. “

Read the whole article, How a farm at an L.A. continuation school became a refuge for both students and animals here.
Learn more about Karen Snook here.
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