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May 25, 2020

What does gratitude mean to you?

What are you grateful for?

Students at PPL’s two Alternative High Schools, Loring Nicollet Alternative School (LNAS), and MERC, know all about change.

Many of the students transitioned to PPL from traditional school settings, in search of a community where their unique learning styles would be embraced. LNAS and MERC provide a learning environment that supports students to thrive despite the many barriers they may face.

Once distance learning began in March, students and teachers weren't sure what to expect.

“We wanted to keep students focused on positive things around them, rather than dwelling on negative and unclear information," says Casey, LNAS Lead Teacher.

One such assignment asked LNAS students to share what they are grateful for, however big or small. The result was nothing short of resilient.

What are you grateful for?