Center offers college-bound students in St. Louis help to keep them on track

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When the school year ends and Shauna Cunningham says goodbye to the seniors she’s helped get accepted to college, the St. Louis Public Schools counselor knows many of them may not end up there by fall.

“It’s just disheartening because you know they have done the work,” said Cunningham, a counselor at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. “It’s these small obstacles that are easy to overcome if they have the support and guidance.”

They call it the summer melt.

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