Ballou High School Seniors Have A 100% College Acceptance Rate For The First Time Ever

“There are some schools and communities where college is an automatic next step. There is no celebration,” said Ballou’s Principal Yetunde Reeves told the Washington Post. “Our kids don’t get that same message. We are trying to create an environment where going to college is what Ballou does as well.”

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Obamas To Donate $2M To Chicago Summer Jobs Program

“One of the things that we’ll be starting this year is Michelle and I are personally going to donate $2 million to our summer jobs programs here in the community,” he said at the South Shore Cultural Center. “[It’s] so that right away young people can get to work and we can start providing opportunities to all of them.”

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