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Teens fail to realize effects of using drugs

“Hello this is a 911 operator what is your emergency?” “Hello?! My friend took some pills and will not wake up!” “Okay ma’am, stay calm help is on the way.”      Teen drug abuse is a very serious situation all over the country.

9th Grade students listen to Dennis Talbert speak during community time.

Ninth Graders Take "Promise Program" to heart at Frederick Douglass Academy

The Frederick Douglass Promise Program is making a major impact on the ninth graders at Frederick Douglass Academy.  Months in the planning, the program is designed to ease the transition of freshmen to high school and encourages them to excel academically and socially by offering support from administrators, school counselors, parents, teachers, upper-classmen and community leaders. Unlike existing bridge programs, which run 4-6 weeks and focus on brushing up academics for incoming ninth graders, the Promise Program supports students year-round.

Freshmen Malik Smith, Damond Jackson, De’Ontea Owens, Hezekiah Green, and Jaisean Griffin applauding after reciting the Frederick Douglass creed with LTC Jefferson raising his fist in support.

Living History: Frederick Douglass students meet and talk with former Prisoner of War

U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson, with tears in his eyes, raised his fist in the air, the 9th grade students at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men said the creed. In unison, the students recited “[...] honorable young men of integrity filled with potential and endless possibilities [...] we will meet and exceed the expectations of those who came before us.

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