Crusade donations at work: Welcome to Brandon's world

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:58 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Finding the comfort zone for a child with aggression issues can make the difference between that child living in society and being isolated. 

Thanks to the WHAS Crusade for Children, Brandon Greene has found a safe place to tame his anger.
Greene calmly reading with aide David Perkins is a far cry from the child who first came to Green County Schools - that boy would sometimes attack teachers and fellow students. 

One teacher said he hit her so hard from behind that the force of the blow knocked her out of her shoes.

Creating an environment that would calm Brandon’s aggressive behavior became the overriding goal.  To that end, the district’s intermediate school requested and received a Crusade grant which made it possible for the school to put together what his teachers call "Brandon’s World".

Maintaining calm allows Brandon to work on his studies at the smartboard, which is another learning tool that Crusade funding has provided.

And in Brandon's case, those resources have not only provided the right environment for him to learn to read and write, they're also allowing him the space to learn to get along with others.
Green County Schools have received almost a half million dollars in crusade grants in the last 20 years.

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