Keeping standards high at Boys Latin

David Hardy believes every young man at Boys’ Latin is “the architect of his own fortune.” But to build that future, students must first pass inspection. The high school also embodies Hardy’s vision of getting more boys, particularly African American boys, into college, an uphill battle. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

With curiosity, confidence, homeless as a child, he’s poised to enter the Ivy League

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As he prepares for the arduous journey of college, Steven Vaughn-Lewis is humbled by thoughts of what if? What if his grandma hadn’t taken him out of foster care? What if he hadn’t been guided to his top high school? What if he didn’t collide with a series of mentors? “I don’t know where I’d be now.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).