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Graduation at a CSF Buxmont School: A Triumphant Step into the Future

Mirsky, Laura
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Restorative Practices E-Forum. 11 July 2006. Bethlehem, PA: International Institute for Restorative Practices

On June 12, all the Community Service Foundation-Buxmont Academy alternative schools held their graduation ceremonies. I attended one at CSF Buxmont’s Woodlyn center. This was no ordinary graduation, and CSF Buxmont schools are not ordinary schools. The Woodlyn center, one of eight CSF Buxmont schools located throughout eastern Pennsylvania, USA, serves youth in grades 7-12 who, for one reason or another, are having trouble in other schools. These students have been referred to CSF Buxmont by their former schools or probation or children and youth departments, but the students themselves have made a commitment to come to CSF Buxmont and work on whatever brought them there in the first place.(excerpt0


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