In fourth grade, Alec Rodriguez was already headed for trouble. Even though he was a smart kid, he was receiving poor grades in the New Bed­ford public schools and his con­duct had become an issue.

Eight years later, Alec is headed to North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on a full schol­ar­ship and is brim­ming with enthu­siasm about how he intends to come back to help New Bed­ford some day.

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