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September 12, 2023 30 mins

In today's episode, we have a powerful and insightful conversation with three remarkable individuals connected to Milwaukee Excellence: Marcus Lynk, the Restorative Practice Coach, Mrs. Tiera Carter, a mother whose 15-year-old son, Davion Patterson, tragically got shot, and Nate Alston, a student at Milwaukee Excellence. Together, they shed light on several crucial aspects of life within the school and the broader community.

First, we delve into the school environment and gain a glimpse into what's happening inside the building among the students. This discussion provides a candid look at the challenges and opportunities faced by young people today.

Our guests then shift the focus to the mental health of students, recognizing the importance of addressing this critical aspect of their well-being. They discuss the various pressures and stressors that students contend with and highlight the role of schools in providing support.

One of the most inspiring segments of our conversation centers on the collaborative efforts of social workers who came together to respond to the needs of students within the Milwaukee Excellence community. This heartwarming story showcases the power of community and compassion in helping young people overcome adversity.

We also explore how students at Milwaukee Excellence united to create a touching memorial, demonstrating their resilience and solidarity during challenging times. The discussion emphasizes the importance of allowing students to express themselves and mourn collectively.

Moreover, we hear about how Milwaukee Excellence has played a pivotal role in offering students opportunities to respond to adversity in healthy and constructive ways. This highlights the school's commitment to nurturing not only academic growth but also the personal development of its students.

Lastly, our guests share insights into "Youth Victory over Violence Week," a powerful initiative that underscores the determination of young people to make a positive impact on their community by advocating for non-violence and peaceful solutions.

Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation that explores the dynamics of a school community, the resilience of its students, and the collaborative efforts to create a safer and more supportive environment for all.

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