Persistence keeps the program going

Peter, I wanted to share this email I received from one of your counselors.  Randy, a boy at School 2 has been struggling (basically failing most subjects) in school for several years.  When I met him his teachers, counselors, parents and administration were frustrated and simply did not know how to support and motivate him academically.  He was always forgetting things, not turning in work, failing tests and disorganized.  Last year in lunch bunch we worked on self-advocacy.  This email is a testament to his advocating for himself…he continuously went to the counselor’s office asking to bring back Gen Text because our work with him supports him academically, socially and emotionally!  How awesome is this?????

To whom it may concern,

Randy is a sixth grade student who participated in Generation Text Online Lunch Bunch Program in 2015/2016 school year. He made such a connection with the program and Jill Brown that starting the beginning of the 2016/2017 year he would come to my office several times asking,  “When  will GenText start at school, I really liked it.”  His persistence was instrumentally in bringing the program back to our school!!

Theresa Zucosky
School Counselor
Winfield Scott School #2
125 Madison Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Ph 908 436-6167
Fax 908 436-6141

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