In this new role, Kevin's biggest concern is getting his students on track to go to college. "You know what [kids] want more than anything? They just want to feel special," he says. "They just want somebody to know their name. They want somebody to take some time with them, ask them where they're going to college."
Just as important as motivating the students, Kevin says, is motivating their parents. St. Hope involves them the old-fashioned way—through regular face-to-face meetings. "If a parent does not want their son or daughter to go to college and if they're not willing to do whatever it is to help their son or daughter get there, this is not the school for you," Kevin says. "This is not the choice that you should make."