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  • To reach someone at New Beginnings call 683-7402

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     Enrollment Verification & Attendance:We will no longer be taking these request over the phone, please email:

    Arelys.cruz@rcsdk12.org

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    Amber.powers@rcsdk12.org 

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  • Please welcome our new Director Mr. Michael A Allen II to the Youth and Justice Family!!

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New Beginnings 1st Marking Period Celebration

  • The Youth and Justice Program consists of several academic program sites within the City of Rochester and nearby areas

     
     
    rcsd  HART  
     CFY
     
      

     It's Central Location Rm 102 at 30 Hart Street 585-262-8939

    We provide services to students within the Rochester City School District and surrounding areas.

    All the program sites are collaborations with a variety of organizations and facilities

    ***January Books of the Month***

     

     

     



  • Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, And A Dream

    by H.G. Bissinger Year Published: 2000

    Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms

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  • Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

    by Tavis Smiley Year Published: 2016

    The New York Times bestselling chronicle of the last twelve months of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s lifeThe real story about Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year has been buried by time and revisionist history. In DEATH OF A KING, bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's time on Earth, revealing his tribulations and trials-- denunciations by the press, rejection by the president, dismissal by the black middle class, and assaults on his character. Smiley conducted new interviews with King's family and associates, but he also wrote from a personal place, painting a vivid, narrative portrait. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's world--adding both nuance and gravitas to his heroic legacy

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  • The Secret Life of Bees

    by Sue Monk Kidd Year Published: 2003

    Sue Monk Kidd’s first novel The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, and a Good Morning America “Read This” Book Club pick Fans of The Help will love Sue Monk Kidd’s Southern coming of age tale. The Secret Life of Bees was a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, a Good Morning America “Read This” Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees will appeal to fans of Kathryn Stockett’s The Helpand Beth Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina—a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love—a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come

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  • The Rock and the River

    by Kekla Magoon Year Published: 2010

    In 1968 Chicago, it’s not easy for thirteen-year-old Sam to be the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older brother, Stick, starts keeping to himself. Then, one day, Sam finds something under Stick’s bed that changes everything: literature about the Black Panthers. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. And when Dr. King is shot and killed, Sam’s father’s words are no longer enough to make him believe in change….This moving, coming-of-age story gracefully encompasses the scope of the struggle between the civil rights and black power movements through an intimate and relatable lens.

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  • Oh, Freedom!

    by Casey King, Linda Barrett Osborne Year Published: 1997

    A personal look at the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s told through dozens of interviews conducted by Washington, D.C., fourth graders with their parents, grandparents, neighbors, and others who helped fight the battle against segregation and changed the course of history. With a foreword by Rosa Parks, three introductory essays, and over 40 archival photographs, this thoughtful, compelling, and educational book pays tribute to the many ordinary people who dedicated themselves to the cause of freedom and the fight for equality

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  • The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream

    by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, Lisa Frazier Page Year Published: 2003

    Chosen by Essence to be among the forty most influential African Americans, the three doctors grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life’s temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are not only friends to this day—they are all doctors. This is a story about the power of friendship. Of joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most...together

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  • For more information on these books visit the Youth and Justice Programs Virtual Library at:

    https://yandj00rcsd.libib.com/

     

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