American Graduate: Brookings School’s 100 Mile Club

The Brookings School in Springfield has a student population that is 98% below the poverty line. The school was hit by a tornado in 2011 and all the students were displaced into modular buildings. Today, the school’s been rebuilt and the 100 Mile Club was started to increase school attendance, and increase physical fitness. Kids at the school now begin their day on “the right foot”…..literally, tying up their sneakers and getting ready to take part in The 100 Mile Club. Connecting Point Contributor Carolee McGrath visited the school and shares their story as part of the American Graduate report.

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