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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Some of Graded’s core values in action
This past weekend seventeen Graded seniors took part in a retreat that encompassed every core value.
Peer Group Connection (PGC) is a program that enlists a group of seventeen seniors as mentors to help underclassmen with the transition to high school and the pressures of becoming adults. Last weekend these seniors received training in leadership,communication, problem solving andcritical thinkingas they were put in situations that stretched them physically and emotionally, from walking a tightrope 15 feet in the air to speaking up even when doing so was uncomfortable. The biggestrisk, however, was learning to accept and confront differences. PGC challenges students toreflecton how they can become better people and, in doing so, forge a better community.