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Giving At-Risk and Homeless Students a Second Chance

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Some high schoolers are forced into homelessness or may be at high risk of ending up on the streets because of negligent parents, abusive households, and family drug or alcohol problems. Furthermore, the ones who stay home are often lacking basic needs—food, clothing, and money for school supplies. It seems nearly impossible that affluent places like Huntington Beach Union High School and Newport Mesa Unified School Districts could have these kinds of problems, but for Robyne Wood, it’s a fact she experiences firsthand every day. Wood’s nonprofit, Robyne’s Nest, supports drug and alcohol free high school students in the Huntington Beach and Newport Mesa school districts who want to be productive members of society, but who don’t have the family resources to do so. “They want a good life,” said Wood, 49, who left her home in the D.C. suburbs when she was 17 and can relate to what these …

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