McAdams Academy serves students who have been expelled or received long- term suspensions. It is affiliated with Youth for Christ and has received a grant from Sedgwick County to establish an alternative educational program. It enables students to gain educational credits while out of the public school system. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
Correction: A label in the video misspells one of the student's names. It should be Maniah instead of Mariah.
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William Eckels talks about his son, Elijah, 4, who is a student at The Opportunity Project learning center in northeast Wichita. He is a single dad and a big cheerleader for the TOP program. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
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