Meet the Syrian migrant boy whose story became a portrait
In this installment, CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford introduces us "Communities in Schools," a non-profit working to support struggling students nationwide, and a Syrian middle school graduate whose life was turned into a portrait. Shams Alkhouli graduated from Gunston Middle School this year but the milestone is just one chapter in his long international journey. After adjusting to life at the northern Virginia middle school, Alkhouli was accepted into Communities in Schools' "What We Are Made Of" program. As he heads into high school, Alkhouli said that he hopes the program will help others find their voice. "Some kids might really get bullied just because they speak a different language or they practice a different religion," he said.cbsnews.com
Holidays after Harvey: How to help children cope
HOUSTON – Communities in Schools is an organization to help keep kids in school. It recognizes the same stressed-out behaviors in kids affected by Hurricane Harvey. Judith Maldonado said her twin boys are in a new school district and staying in other families’ homes since Harvey. “Make sure to set daily routines with your children so that the children know what's going to happen that day,” Pizana said. Pizana said continuing to be open and communicate about their plans, even if it's written down for kids, will help.