The students who attend Liberation Diploma Plus, which is only three blocks from the beach in Coney Island, are by definition survivors. They’re young people who have considered dropping out of school after dealing with the trauma of poverty, family troubles, gangs, violence and other problems that get in the way of academic success. Each ultimately found Liberation, and grabbed one last chance to earn a high school diploma.
Now the school is hanging on by a thread in the wake of a storm that officials say is the worst ever to hit New York City.
We’ve got a story coming soon on the school, but until then here are some photos from the campus