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William J. Ostiguy High School Celebrates 9th Graduating Class 

by Tony Schinella, Back Bay Patch
Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/27/2015 Categories: William J. Ostiguy High School

"Action for Community Development, Inc.’s (ABCD) William J. Ostiguy High School is proud to celebrate the achievements of its 9th graduating class, according to a press statement." read more. 

"Changing Tracks" 

WRKO AM680
Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/10/2015 Categories: William J. Ostiguy High School

Ostiguy High School Jumani Kendrick discusses the Ostiguy High School "Changing Tracks" program. Listen here.

ABCD Solutions Series presents "The Cradle to Prison Pipline" 

The Bay State Banner
Posted by ABCD Public Information 4/15/2015 Categories: Solutions Series William J. Ostiguy High School Youth Services Youth Unemployment

"Jumaane Kendrick of ABCD Ostiguy High School, Beantown Society’s Kendra Lara and Johanna Wald of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice discuss the school to prison pipeline at ABCD as part of the agency’s Solutions Series." read more

Boston's Ostiguy High brings academics together with treatment 

by Julie M. Cohen
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/30/2015 Categories: William J. Ostiguy High School

"Near busy Park Street T station, beyond sightseeing tourists and harried workers, sits a haven that has literally changed and saved the lives of teens struggling with addiction: Action for Boston Community Development’s William J. Ostiguy High School." read more.

Boston schools notch a quiet victory 

The Boston Globe Staff
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/12/2015 Categories: ABCD University High William J. Ostiguy High School

"AMID TALKS about a budget shortfall and an ongoing search for a new superintendent, Boston Public Schools has quietly carried out a major achievement: Last year, the four-year graduation rate was the highest ever for the district." read more.

Recovery high schools help save young lives 

by Yvonne Abraham, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/8/2015 Categories: ABCD William J. Ostiguy High School

"It’s hard enough to pull away from addiction when you’re an adult. How do you do it as an adolescent — when you’re not yet fully formed, and your friends are everything?" read more.

The Action for Boston Community Development Board of Directors recently elected JOHN McGAHAN,  

Posted by ABCD Public Information 7/21/2014 Categories: ABCD William J. Ostiguy High School

NEWS@STATEHOUSENEWS.COM JULY 21, 2014

The Action for Boston Community Development Board of Directors recently elected JOHN McGAHAN, president and CEO of the Gavin Foundation, as its chairman. According to the anti-poverty group, McGahan’s advocacy contributed to the creation of ABCD’s Ostiguy High School, the recovery high school of the Boston Metro area. McGahan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and certified addiction and domestic violence counselor. He is vice president of the Massachusetts Recovery Homes Collaborative, and a member of South Boston Association of Non-Profits and the South Boston Hope & Recovery Coalition.


 

Can Recovery High Schools Keep Kids Off Drugs? 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/28/2014 Categories: ABCD William J. Ostiguy High School

The Pacific Standard 

BY MAIA SZALAVITZ • May 26, 2014

ABCD's Ostiguy High School is the first Recovery High School to be accredited in the Country.

For his part, Liam is attending William J. Ostiguy High School in downtown Boston, where about 40 percent of the school’s roughly 80 students suffer from opioid addictions like he does. Principal Roger Oser says, “We’re abstinence-based, not harm reduction,” and unlike at Northshore, the in-school programming at Ostiguy does include required 12-step components. But even here, alternatives like SMART Recoverycan be used instead of attending outside 12-step meetings and relapse does not automatically lead to expulsion. Some students take medications like Suboxone, but because of their age, the plan is for detox, not maintenance.

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Unemployment benefits period cut 

6/26/2012 Categories: William J. Ostiguy High School

June 23, 2012 | Erin Ailworth

The amount of time people in Massachusetts can collect unemployment benefits will be reduced by about 13 weeks as a result of the state’s steadily declining jobless rate.

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At "recovery" high schools, sober and college-bound 

3/28/2012 Categories: William J. Ostiguy High School

By Seth Doane

The most recent data available paints a rather startling picture of drug abuse in schools. According to the 2009 National Institute of Drug Abuse study, 20 percent of America's high school youth disclosed the recent use of an illicit drug. In the last year, more than 16 million Americans ages over 12 say they've taken a prescription drug for non-medical purposes.

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