Darren Alridge

From Dropout to Mentor and Teacher: Darren Alridge, New Orleans

Darren Alridge says the love of the people who helped him get his GED diploma--from the judge who offered adult education classes as an alternative to prison to the teachers and tutors who helped him prepare--"wore" off on him so much that he had to pay it forward by mentoring struggling youth in alternative schools and teaching in the same program where he learned. "They overdosed me with it."

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