Brooklyn counselors aim to keep reluctant teens from dropping out

11/5/2007 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Brooklyn high school is turning some of New York's most chronically truant students into graduates by sending counselors to their homes and favorite hangouts to bring reluctant teens back to school. "The teachers and counselors don't let us slip away," said Jonathon DeLaTorre, 18. "Every time I didn't want to come to school, my counselor said, 'No, you need to. You got two kids to support. You need to think about them.'"

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