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Ombudsman Arizona Charter School Students Place in JAG Works Career Development Conference (Phoenix)

The 2016-17 Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Works Career Development Conference celebrated the achievements of the more than 1,000 youth participating in JAG programs across Arizona. Charter Metro students participated in the WOA Bot-Mania Robotics competition, Team Tower, Mirror Communication, ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Students Discover Careers in Communications

Students from Ombudsman Chicago’s South and West campuses recently had an opportunity to step outside of the classroom and into the boardroom to get some real-world career experience. Flowers Communications Group (FCG), the marketing and public relations agency for Ombudsman ...

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Arizona Charter Student Q&A: Jesus, Jose and Maria Chua-Laborin (Charter Valencia, Tucson)

Jesus, Jose and Maria Chua-Laborin are 17-year-old triplets from Tucson , where they reside with relatives, as their parents live and work in Mexico. These three exceptional students are on track to graduate from Ombudsman Arizona Charter Valencia in 2016 ...

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OP-ED: Playing Our Part in Preventing Bullying and Suicide

OP-ED: Playing Our Part in Preventing Bullying and Suicide By Shannon Weller  Last year in Arizona, sixty-three teenagers between the ages of 13-19 took their own lives, along with over 2,200 teens in the same age group nationwide. According to ...

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Operation Graduation 2016 Winners Announced!

A guest post from Ombudsman’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Rudolph Flores. I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2016, and before I do, I would like to recognize the operations managers, center directors and center staff who ...

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District Letter: Thoughts from Upper Bucks Ombudsman Graduation (Penn.)

The following letter was recently sent from Karen Shanton, House Principal for Pupil Services at Quakertown High School, in regard to the Upper Bucks Ombudsman graduation. Camil and I had the privilege of attending the graduation ceremony at Ombudsman earlier ...

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The Benefits of a High School Diploma

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Tu Si Vales: Lecciones de Vida de una Madre Adolecente (Phoenix)

Yo tenía 13 años y estaba en el séptimo grado cuando descubrí que estaba embarazada. Yo tenía tanto miedo y me preguntaba, “¿Cómo podía dejar que esto pasara?” Ciertamente, yo sabía lo que estaba haciendo, pero yo nunca esperaba en ...

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Five Strategies to Reach Arizona’s Disconnected Youth (Phoenix)

In recent years, Arizona has led the nation in high school dropout rates; and in Phoenix alone, more than 45,000 young people (16 – 24 years of age) are either not currently enrolled in school or not working. These numbers ...

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Life Lessons From A Teen Mom – You Are Worth It! (Phoenix)

I was 13 years old and in seventh grade when I found out I was pregnant. I was terrified and asking myself, “How could this happen?” Certainly, I knew what I was doing, but I never expected to get pregnant ...

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