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ISBN-10: 1565124170

ISBN-13: 9781565124172

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gary Simons, Marian Wright Edelman, Gary Simons, Marian Wright Edelman

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 6/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Gary Simons founded Prep for Prep in 1978 and served as executive director until June 30, 2002. During those years, he turned a 25-student program into one with over 2,600 students and alumni. Mr. Simons, now vice chairman of Prep for Prep, is currently focusing on ways that the organization can serve a larger number of deserving young people, while developing an updated curriculum that can be offered to students beyond Prep's own ranks. Mr. Simons earned a B.A., cum laude, in history from Harpur College (now SUNY Binghamton) and a masters degree in psychology from Teacher's College, Columbia University. While at Teacher's College, he was appointed a fellow in the Graduate Leadership…    

Harold D. Grotevant ,290 McNeal Hall ,Dept. of Social Sciences, University of MN at St. Paul.

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