Dog-ged Determination

Emily is a helper. She just has this natural ability to quietly come alongside other kids and encourage them without really saying a word. Maybe it’s her smile. Maybe it’s because she seems safe. Whatever it is, there is an aura about her that encourages other kids to believe that everything is going to be okay.

We have seen this numerous times. When a new student enters C.A.T.E.S. Academy, we will often include her in the process of helping the new student feel okay.