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Many of the young people that we serve have severe educational deficits and require special attention to progress through school. Our Educational Advocate fills this need within the organization. She ensures that young people at high risk of school failure receive the educational services they deserve while also empowering families to advocate on their own behalf. Project components include tutoring of Sasha Bruce Youthwork staff, parents and guardians on the educational rights of youth through a series of trainings, monitoring the activities of the Board of Education to keep up with changes to policies or funding in public and private education, and working with teachers and school administrators so that each youth receives the the services they are guaranteed by law.