Bobby told his public school teachers how stressful it was at home with his mother using drugs and her anger running out of control. His teachers were obligated to report Bobby’s home situation, and the court removed Bobby from his mom’s home. He felt overwhelmingly guilty and depressed, and after threatening suicide, ended up in the hospital. After discharge, Bobby went to live with his dad – whom Bobby thought didn’t care about him, and was sent to Switzer Learning Center. He did not trust anyone, especially teachers. In his view teachers were the ones who got him into this trouble. He could not read and believed that learning was almost impossible. Bobby’s homeroom teacher took an interest in him and helped him get the special attention he needed. Bobby has learned to express his feelings through counseling, writing, and sharing with friends and even teachers. He won a writing contest, is a published poet, and has risen to join the highest reading group in his grade. Bobby has returned to his mom’s home and has learned to turn to others when he needs help. Switzer Learning Center helped Bobby grow academically, learn to trust others, and find new ways of coping with overwhelming feelings. Switzer Learning Center made an enormous academic, social, and emotional difference for Bobby.