Zack Richardson has worked to prepare students for success through his Character Center. After partnering with WFSU in our American Graduate initiative, Zack became aware of graduation statistics for high school students. This inspired him to focus not just on improving character and motivation, but to help kids tackle their performance on the ACT college entrance exam.
Julie Lawson is the Dean of Students at the Success Academy, a second chance school in Leon County. Her students face many challenges on the road to graduation, and Julie works tirelessly to make them earn their diplomas. Julie tells us about how WFSU helps her do her job, from exposing students to career paths, to college scholarships, to sharing students' stories on radio and television.