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Ombudsman students repair car, rebuild future

Congratulations to Latasha, Robert C. Robert P. and Zach, four of our Youth Advancement Academy students in Kalamazoo. They recently completed an internship program with a local auto body shop: Latasha Cameron doesn’t like getting dirty. She goes to great ...

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Lafayette Center News (Lafayette, Ga.)

Star Students Congratulations to Cory Lee  and Justin Jenkins for being selected as LMS star students for September. Cory and Justin have both shown outstanding improvements in their academics this year. Their improvements are celebrated! Congratulations to Blakely Pendergrass, Katie ...

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Ombudsman Operation Graduation 2010 Winners

I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2010 – and to recognize the Ombudsman operations managers, center directors and staff who helped students earn their high school diplomas this year. Thank you for inspiring our graduates to ...

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Meet our Director of Leadership and Student Engagement

If you have read our posts on Dr. Glasser’s methodology of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy—the guiding philosophy of Ombudsman—you are already familiar with Brian Patterson.  I am pleased to share the news of his recent appointment as Ombudsman’s Director of ...

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Operation Graduation 2010 Essay: Marilyn Serrano, Limestone, Ala.

My Ombudsman Experience I remember going to the movies and parties with my friends and my youth. At that time, I did not know what responsibility was. I am eighteen years old with a one year old daughter. Making a ...

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Operation Graduation 2010 Essay: Dakota Price, Marietta, Ga.

My name is Dakota Price and I attended Ombudsman for the second semester of my senior year. While at my home school, I maintained a GPA above a 3.0 the entire time. However, during my junior year, my GPA began ...

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Operation Graduation 2010 Essay: Grace Alderson, Gurnee, Ill.

The transition from junior high school to high school can be particularly disorienting for some people including me. I felt my junior high school had not prepared me academically for the insurmountable effort and time needed to attain excellent grades ...

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Operation Graduation 2010 Essay: Salina Bertolli, Downers Grove, Ill.

Ombudsman is a great alternate route for any child that feels they cannot meet their goals at their own high school. Going to Ombudsman saved my life and helped me achieve my goals. When I was at [my old] high ...

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Operation Graduation 2010 Essay: Issac Long, Cartersville, Ga.

Ombudsman has made a big difference for me and others. It gave me time to go to school, work, and come home to be a father. This school made all of that possible by giving me an alternative route. Without ...

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Choice, Not Chance, Determines a Student’s Destiny

Choice, not chance, determines one’s destiny. ~Unknown Choice.  It is a pretty powerful word and one that many take for granted.  Last week, I attended two Ombudsman graduations in Arizona, where more than 200 Ombudsman charter students became high school ...

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