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Alternative Education Students Are Improving More Than Their Grades

Indianapolis Public Schools alternative education sites like the Meridian Transition Academy and the Step Ahead Academy are used to being seen as places where students get back on track academically. But this year each academy also focuses significant time providing students with service learning experiences in addition to classroom time.

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George Buck Boys and Girls Club Inspires Passion for Service

Four out of the last five years a George Buck School 94 student has won the citywide Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award for elementary students. That achievement is a testament to the energy and excitement both staff and students bring to the club. To win this prestigious award students must demonstrate in an interview their passion for service to their community and others.

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Meredith Nicholson Students Collect Pennies for Paws

A group of compassionate IPS students saw a need in the community and took some amazing action to help! It all started when Mrs. Shari Peterson’s 2nd grade class heard about financial troubles at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. A newspaper article on the rough conditions for animals there sparked a serious conversation among their Meredith Nicholson School 96 classroom.

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