Prior to the pandemic, students arriving at Amelia P. Warner Elementary School were greeted every morning with a high five and a hug from their enthusiastic principal. Dr. Terence Newton knows the societal risks for his kids, and he believes in the power of connecting and building their self-esteem to keep them on a good track. Continuing the bonding, he offered free haircuts and priceless encouragement in an on-campus barbershop. Dr. Newton talks openly to the students about anything -- from happenings in the neighborhood to the need to have a plan for success in life. The pep talks and grooming are making a big difference, demonstrated in good behavior and better grades.

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