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A guidance counselor has taken more than a dozen students into her home over the last 25 years

A guidance counselor has taken more than a dozen students into her home over the last 25 years

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, just before the start of spring break, and students are impatiently counting down the hours until their week of freedom. Some students are also anticipating graduation, but they have to get their schedules in line, which means that they have to pay a visit to the counselor’s office. “Tell me about home,” Aniece Vinson, the lead counselor at Frederick Douglass High School, asks a student who was returning to school after a very long hiatus. “Do you have support?” “Yeah,” says the student. Sitting diagonally across from her, he explains that he left school a few years ago because it got in the way of work, but...

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