here's a new program in one Toledo public school that's changing lives each day. It's called the "PUSH" program, and is used at Leverette Elementary School.
he program bridges the communication gap between some students who come from a rough backgrounds, and teachers and staff who may not relate.
he program's creator, Deonte' Moss understands the problems many of students are facing, "feeling not wanted, being in foster care, being separated from my siblings. I've dealt with a lot of stuff that caused me to have coping mechanisms that weren't so good like class clowning," explains Moss.
he program is funded by the YMCA which also employs Moss. His "PUSH" program was given a $30,000 grant to operate at Leverette elementary.
oss says in his five years working at the school he has seen school suspensions drop from 300 in his first year to just 8 so in the school year.