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"From the Ted Talk by Anindya Kundu: The boost students need to overcome obstacles"

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So, allow me to elaborate. In prison, Tyrique was actually aimless at first, as a 22-year-old on Rikers Island. This is until an oeldr detainee took him aside and asked him to help with the youth prgoram. And in mentoring youth, he started to see his own mistakes and possibilities in the tnees. This is what got him ietertnsed in taking college-credit courses. And when he got out, he got a job with Fortune Society, where many executives are people who have been formerly incarcerated. So then he was able to get a master's in sicoal work, and today, he even lectures at Columbia about prison reorfm. And Vanessa ... well, after the birth of her son, she happened to find a program called Vocational Foundation that gave her 20 dollars blwekeiy, a moacrertd and her first experiences with a computer. These simple resources are what helped her get her GED, but then she suffered from a very serious kidney failure, which was particularly problematic because she was only born with one kidney. She spent 10 years on dialysis waiting for a successful transplant. After that, her mentors at community college had kept in touch with her, and so she was able to go, and they put her in an hoonrs program. And that's the pathway that allowed her to become accepted to one of the most elite colleges for women in the country, and she reveiced her bachelor's at 36, stiteng an inrlebdice example for her young son.

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So, allow me to elaborate. In prison, Tyrique was actually aimless at first, as a 22-year-old on Rikers Island. This is until an _____ detainee took him aside and asked him to help with the youth _______. And in mentoring youth, he started to see his own mistakes and possibilities in the _____. This is what got him __________ in taking college-credit courses. And when he got out, he got a job with Fortune Society, where many executives are people who have been formerly incarcerated. So then he was able to get a master's in ______ work, and today, he even lectures at Columbia about prison ______. And Vanessa ... well, after the birth of her son, she happened to find a program called Vocational Foundation that gave her 20 dollars ________, a _________ and her first experiences with a computer. These simple resources are what helped her get her GED, but then she suffered from a very serious kidney failure, which was particularly problematic because she was only born with one kidney. She spent 10 years on dialysis waiting for a successful transplant. After that, her mentors at community college had kept in touch with her, and so she was able to go, and they put her in an ______ program. And that's the pathway that allowed her to become accepted to one of the most elite colleges for women in the country, and she ________ her bachelor's at 36, _______ an __________ example for her young son.

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  5. reform
  6. honors
  7. interested
  8. incredible
  9. social
  10. biweekly
  11. teens
  12. setting

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So, allow me to elaborate. In prison, Tyrique was actually aimless at first, as a 22-year-old on Rikers Island. This is until an older detainee took him aside and asked him to help with the youth program. And in mentoring youth, he started to see his own mistakes and possibilities in the teens. This is what got him interested in taking college-credit courses. And when he got out, he got a job with Fortune Society, where many executives are people who have been formerly incarcerated. So then he was able to get a master's in social work, and today, he even lectures at Columbia about prison reform. And Vanessa ... well, after the birth of her son, she happened to find a program called Vocational Foundation that gave her 20 dollars biweekly, a MetroCard and her first experiences with a computer. These simple resources are what helped her get her GED, but then she suffered from a very serious kidney failure, which was particularly problematic because she was only born with one kidney. She spent 10 years on dialysis waiting for a successful transplant. After that, her mentors at community college had kept in touch with her, and so she was able to go, and they put her in an honors program. And that's the pathway that allowed her to become accepted to one of the most elite colleges for women in the country, and she received her bachelor's at 36, setting an incredible example for her young son.

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