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411 Teen: High School Graduation

Sep 8, 2014

Dr. Liz Holifield discusses graduation from high school and the new world that opens up for students who have passed that milestone.

Original airdate: June 1, 2014

WFSU

The scene is familiar. There are banners. There are balloons. Excited friends and family wander around taking photos of the soon-to-be graduates in their red cap and gowns. This is the graduation ceremony for the PACE Center for Girls, a partnership program run by the school district, and the department of juvenile justice. Students are referred to the center by both entities.

“If you look nationwide a lot of the problems we have in schools are females that have been abused or battered, and bring those issues to school and they act out because they’re seeking attention.”  

High school hasn’t been easy for 19-year-old Michael Turner.

"Before I came to Ghazvini, at Leon High school it wasn’t that the work was hard. But I got into a lot of trouble,” he says.

Michael goes to Leon County’s Success Academy at the Ghazvini Learning Center. It’s is a second-chance school for kids who have fallen behind or have been expelled.  Michael falls into the first category. He says he was always a good kid, but when he got to high school, things changed. He says he was more into having fun than learning and prone to getting into trouble.

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience.  Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents specifically.

411 Teen: Graduates (6/03/12)

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Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience.  Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents specifically.