How Aquinas College Is Reaching Out To Low-Income Female High School Students

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At times, the cliques could seem inescapable.

Shontierra Parks would see them – the students who only socialize and circulate with one another – as she walked through the halls of Central High School.

But they’re a little easier to break through now that she’s completed a program created by Aquinas College that helped her develop leadership and problem solving skills.

“You don’t realize that somebody in another clique has a lot of the same similarities as you,” Parks, a junior at Central, said.

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