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Philadelphia Inquirer Features Chester City High School Youth Court

On April 8, 2009 the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article highlighting the youth court at Chester High School established by Stoneleigh Fellow Gregg Volz.  Read the full article here.

Julia Dutton Interview with Youth Transition Funders Group

Executive Director Julia Dutton discussed the work of Stoneleigh Foundation with the Youth for Transition Funders Group (YTFG) in its 25 Minutes interview series.  YTFG is a network of grantmakers that seeks to help all youth make a successful transition to adulthood.

Chester Upland Superintendent Support Youth Courts

Chester Upland School District Acting Superintendent Joyce Wells adds her voice to the growing number of individuals who recognize the value of youth courts in helping students develop their character and contribute to the community. Wells' positive comments on the benefits of youth courts were included in two separate pieces in the Delaware County Daily Times on May 1, 2011.

Painful REcession for Kids: Op-Ed

"As a new majority takes control of the U.S. House, we hope that both parties remember that, while there are no easy solutions to the current economic crisis, the costs of failing to protect children will be enormous," says Stoneleigh Fellow Dr. David Rubin and colleague Kathleen Noonan in their recent op-ed in The Philadelphia InquirerRead the article here.

Chester Youth Court Expands with Help from Swarthmore Students

The Chester Youth Court, founded by Stoneleigh Fellow Gregory Volz, gets support from Swarthmore students who serve as resources for Chester students in building their skills and providing them with helpful information.  Read the news article here.

PA School Climate Coalition News June 2010

Chester High School's youth court is held up as model program by the Pennsylvania School Climate Coalition in its inaugural newsletter.  "Assembled in a small basement classroom, 20 committed Chester High students meet three times a week to tackle one of the most pressing issues plaguing the district: school discipline." Read the full issue here.  Stoneleigh Fellow Gregg Volz is leading this effort in Chester, Pennsylvania.

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