By practicing conversing with "expert" conversationalists, children quickly learn the pragmatic, or useful, aspects of oral language.
Counselors refer some Los Angeles students to JROTC in an effort to improve their grades and attitudes.
The Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program serves 17 high schools in Los Angeles and well over 1,000 nationwide.
One of those students, Susy Gomez, sat down for an interview with JJIE to discuss why JROTC still matters.
Because we work from the desire to create more just and less alienating ways of interacting, we often find ourselves worrying about our overall impact in complex situations. Above all we wish to avoid doing further harm, but that isn’t always easy to determine.
The same week that Malala Yousafzai, 17, won the Nobel Peace Prize, girls in various countries were speaking out about issues including sex trafficking and violence against women.
In the United States, rallies were held in several U.S. cities to observe Day of the Girl, a United Nations event.