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From front to back: Tia the Rottweiller, Maurice Williams, Courtney Shackleford, Steve Klein and Karlton Chapman.

My cousin is a high school school teacher in central Washington, DC working to make a difference for inner-city youth who are breaking “out-of-the-box” of many kids “in the system”.
I was pleasantly surprised to hear cousin Marilyn Kaufman wanted to bring her Spring Break Field-Trip group to Yelm enroute between Astoria, Oregon & Seattle. She wanted them to see a rural home in Pacific Northwest.

In the almost three hours they were here, they saw our garden, solar system for self-produced power generation, toured our forests & visited our stream. These young folks were so delightful that they left me hungry to get to know them more.

They filed this report for their fellow school & family members back home:

Meet these extraordinary students:
“Our team consists of Maurice Williams, Shaquanda Noble, Karlton Chapman, Courtney Shackleford, Darin Davis and Ms. Marilyn Kaufman.”

And, about their news network:
“FNN, Friendship News Network, is an award-winning student news network produced entirely by students. Of course theres guidance from teachers and mentorsall with professional experience in the field of journalism. Students learn while producing news and commentaries for television; radio; our website, OurFNN.com or Rated-T Magazine. Located at Friendship Public Charter School in Washington DC, FNN is free and open to any student in any of the Friendship Public Charter Schools.”

Posted by Steve on May 9, 2010 at 6:30 am | Permalink

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