In short order, we had become wonderful friends, but in the latest brouhaha, his head was on the chopping block as well. Over a month or so prior, he called one afternoon to introduce himself and congratulate us on our success with The Shack.
For other highly inspirational stories and resources, click here. Ware was made to feel this way almost every day in school. By high school, T. Teachers literally cringed when they saw his name posted on their classroom lists for the next semester. He had flunked almost every class by the time he entered his senior year, yet was being passed on each year to a higher grade level.
All the students at school had been invited to sign up for ACE training, a program designed to have students become more involved in their communities. When I showed up to lead their first retreat, the community leaders gave me this overview of the attending students: Ware, the boy with the longest arrest record in the history of town.
At the start of the retreat, T. But slowly, the interactive games drew him in.
The ice really melted when the groups started building a list of positive and negative things that had occurred at school that year. The other students in T. All of a sudden T. He was saying things that made a lot of sense, and everyone was listening.
The next day, T. By the end of the retreat, he had joined the Homeless Project team. He knew something about poverty, hunger and hopelessness.
The other students on the team were impressed with his passionate concern and ideas. The student council president would be taking his instruction from T.
A group of teachers were protesting to the school principal about his being elected co-chairman. The very first communitywide service project was to be a giant food drive, organized by the Homeless Project team. They reminded the principal, "He has an arrest record as long as your arm.
Coggshall reminded them that the purpose of the ACE program was to uncover any positive passion that a student had and reinforce its practice until true change can take place.
The teachers left the meeting shaking their heads in disgust, firmly convinced that failure was imminent. Two weeks later, T. They collected a school record: It was enough to fill the empty shelves in two neighborhood centers, and the food took care of needy families in the area for 75 days.
The local newspaper covered the event with a full-page article the next day. That newspaper story was posted on the main bulletin board at school, where everyone could see it.
Every day he was reminded about what he did. He was being acknowledged as leadership material. He led a second project, collecting blankets and 1, pairs of shoes for the homeless shelter.Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover.
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