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The Graduates: Peer Juries

Clip: Season 15 | 18m

Although a solid student, Stephanie Alvarado was discouraged by her school’s tough reputation. She became involved in Voices of Youth in Chicago Education, which aims to decrease the city’s dropout rate through projects like peer jury, where students help peers who committed a minor infraction. After getting involved, Stephanie’s grades improved and she became more active in her community.

Aired: 10/27/13

Rating: TV-PG

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