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Keystone Human Services: Opening Doors for People with Mental Disabilities Keystone Human Services: Opening Doors for People with Mental Disabilities

By Jim Caton

At Keystone Human Services, growth and self-determination are the objectives for those with mental disabilities, and the community is there to help.

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 SquashSmarts: SquashSmarts: "It Takes a Village" to Make a Difference for Urban Youth

By Jim Caton

As quirky as it may sound, a program that recruits middle-school students to pledge a seven-year commitment to playing squash after school has, for fifteen years, helped the School District of Philadelphia's underserved children find purpose- and accomplish more than many of them had thought possible.

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Jim Caton is a Staff Writer at Pennsylvania Homes.

An English teacher for twenty-five years, first at a college near Buffalo and then at a prep school near Detroit, Jim Caton loves talking, teaching and writing. He holds an M.A. and a J.D. and has worked as a law clerk, bartender, metal plating line operator, hi-lo driver, dishwasher, hardware clerk, and he spent four hours working for a cab company. Jim is a songwriter who plays the open-mic circuit and enjoys building furniture and guitars. He is currently at work on two books, a journalistic analysis of the privatization phenomenon titled Upside Down, and a children's fantasy novel titled The Wicker House.