Black Positive People : Dexter Fairweather - Valedictorian

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    Positive Black Male News: Pittsburgh arts group mentors black youth

    Posted on March 13, 2012 by theblackmancan
    ....Dexter Fairweather was only 14 when his mom tragically died. His life in Chicago was turned upside down and he was sent to live with an aunt in Pittsburgh. The transition was difficult. Dexter got into a fight and was soon expelled from school.
    Somewhere along the way, he discovered Pittsburgh’s Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG), where an interest in ceramics changed his life. MCG is a historic arts and career training organization founded by MacArthur “Genius” Awardee Bill Strickland. The organization inspired Fairweather to think differently about his life. He challenged himself and ultimately became valedictorian of his high school class.
    We sent Haji Muya, our Pittsburgh-based Game Changer Fellow, to investigate and produce this micro-documentary about what it took for Dexter to bounce back.
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