While I have no "direct" stake in the City school system here (no kids), I understand the indirect benefits of a decent system to me PERSONALLY as a City resident. As a product of a public city education I know these kids get little exposure to anything other than the streets.
I have always had this desire to reach out to the kids we see as a "lost cause". Maybe I am just convinced I can do just about anything and need to try this.
Has anyone attempted to take your planning to area highschools? I was thinking about visting some schools and asking the kids for input to develop a "transportation plan".....COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT! At the very least it will expose them to the profession at the most they will educate me on THEIR needs.