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Kids require support from home and good time management. They need to be encouraged and shown an example of what good, hard work looks like. And they need love from their parents. — Marvin Venay, Designer, Roxbury
You need parent and community support and teachers who are engaged. — Mario Teran, Research Analyst, Jamaica Plain
A very good support system. It’s easier when you are coached, when you can talk to someone about what you learned. About how to learn. — James Pierre, Youth Worker, Cambridge
Mentors. Someone who can guide them through the challenges they may face. — Darren Howell, Political Organizer, Dorchester
A good curriculum, support from teachers, parents and a community of people who believe in them. — Carlos Henriquez, Community Organizer, Roxbury
Supportive parents, a supportive community and dynamic, unselfish teachers. — Chuck Walker, Attorney, Sharon
What do you think children need most to succeed in school?