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Becoming Successful in Middle School

Five Life Strategies for Successful Teens (#101)

This inspirational program profiles teens who are achieving their dreams: Liz Murray overcame a life of living on the streets to attend Harvard University; Jesse Laslovich became one of the youngest legislators ever elected in Montana; Aja Monet tells her story of winning a National Poetry Slam Competition; Clayton Lilliard created his own charity of donating bikes to kids whose parents are in prison, and Jennifer Howitt overcame a spinal cord injury to excel at basketball and win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: This series addresses a host of issues and concerns important to young teens such as handling difficult emotions, dealing with crises and coping with peer pressure. The programs also model important skills such as assertiveness, decision making, study skills and rules of common courtesy.

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