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Charter Board Could Close School Amid Allegations That Leader Diverted Money

They were called “Kent’s kids,” scores of inner-city teens in the 1980s who found structure and mentoring from Kent Amos, a corporate executive-turned-community activist who offered study sessions and family meals in his Northwest home.

Later, Amos started a national network of after-school clubs and a network of District charter schools with a similar mission of helping children and parents from poor neighborhoods. Now, the schools could be closed and the children scattered.