#015 Precious Lives: A Little Positive Attention Goes Long Way to Keep Students Safe
Big brother, tutor, life coach. Keyon Mitchell is a youth advisor in the Violence-Free Zone Program, or VFZ.
It’s a nationwide program designed to reduce suspensions, and improve attendance and test scores. Nine Milwaukee Public high schools and two middle schools have it. But it’s about more than the numbers. It’s about keeping kids safe in and out of school.
The Running Rebels Organization helps facilitate VFZ in a handful of MPS schools. For schools and families looking for mentorship for kids, Running Rebels can help. You can find more information at preciouslivesproject.org.