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Success Stories: Recent High School Graduates

Recent High School Graduates

three students in caps & gowns

Click on each student's name to read more.

Al-Yasid is a young man on the autism spectrum who graduated from high school in 2013 after years of hard work. He was the 2014 recipient of AFC's Education Champion Award.

Angelisa was 18 years old and stuck in the 8th grade when her mother called AFC's Helpline.

Asha and Ayanna are twin sisters and talented artists who recently graduated from college, thanks to AFC's help in securing appropriate school placements when they were younger. They were the 2015 recipients of AFC's Education Champion Award.

Delayney first came to AFC when she was in 7th grade and her school was failing to meet her needs.

Hamza, a longtime AFC client who was AFC's Education Champion at our 50th Anniversary Spring Benefit!

Karla was only two credits away from receiving her diploma when she was pushed out of high school.

Kevin is a student with a disability who graduated from high school thanks to AFC's continued assistance securing the support he needed to learn.

Khiry waited at home for four years while the DOE failed to find a school that could provide the accommodations and services he needed so he could earn his diploma. He was the 2011 recipient of AFC's Education Champion Award.

Laura has a learning disability and severe anxiety, and when she first came to AFC at age 16, she was failing all of her classes and regularly skipping school.

Omar’s mother first called AFC’s Helpline for assistance when Omar was a 13-year-old seventh grader without a school to attend at the start of the school year.

Richard is a student with a disability who needed the right supports in place to finish his last few graduation requirements.

Ruben was referred to AFC in his second year in high school when his guidance counselor declared that success at school was “unattainable for Ruben,” although he was attending regularly and staying out of trouble.

Yshamar, a student from Haiti with dyslexia, started ninth grade unable to read and knowing only a handful of letters. He was the 2016 recipient of AFC's Education Champion Award.