How Juvenile Education is Evolving Beyond the Classroom

In Early March, Hidalgo County’s Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) faced a major decision. The World Health Organization (WHO) had just recognized the novel coronavirus as a pandemic. Schools across the nation were closing. What were they, a program dedicated to providing a safe and structured space for juvenile offenders to receive counseling and education, going to do?

Southwest Key Scholarship Recipients Ready to Conquer the World

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Southwest Key Programs offered five deserving youth scholarships toward furthering their education. This is the first scholarship program geared toward youth participating in Youth and Family Service programming. Scholarship recipients were nominated by staff who have worked closely them and have watched them grow during their time with Southwest Key. They have been recognized as engaged participants, not only in their program but above and beyond within their communities. They are being awarded $1,000 each to pursue their dreams of achieving higher education after they graduate from high school.