The Feb. 22 Conscious Party on OpenDoors of Asheville contained some incorrect information. The student identified, Jasmine, “tried to do the right thing when threatened by peers. She told her parents, teachers and counselors but she did not receive enough support or mediation to avoid a life-changing confrontation,” according to Jennifer Ramming, cofounder and board member. The article also misidentified the group served: “OpenDoors offers a network of support and educational and enrichment opportunities to local youth, like Jasmine, who are trying to break the cycle of poverty. Criteria for selection requires only that; we can easily access a child with our existing network of support, a student initially lives in public housing or is homeless, and they are not thriving at school and/or at home,” Ramming says.
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