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The Future of the 8% Solution: Building on a Sound Base
The future of the 8% solution: Building on a sound base

We look at a young man such as “Kenny” and feel the same kind of pride that a parent feels when a son or daughter succeeds. In fact, in many ways we served as a surrogate parent for this young man in the year since he joined the 8% Early Intervention Program after his arrest on a graffiti offense.

When he came to us just before his 15th birthday, he was failing his high school classes, smoking marijuana, getting drunk with his buddies, and considered “out of control” at home, where he lived with his mother and stepfather. Since entering the structure of the Youth ...

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