20-year-old James Mouser, who graduated in June, left talked with Rick Branham at the Northpoint Academy,  just off U.S. 23 near Pikeville, Ky., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Northpoint  Academy, located in the old Mullins School building, is one of 31 schools in Pike County School District. It is a alternative school that serves students in grades 7-12. Rick Branham, the homeless education coordinator for Pike County schools, has an office in the school and helps several homeless students in the school system. James doesn't have a regular home and often stays with friends. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
20-year-old James Mouser, who graduated in June, left talked with Rick Branham at the Northpoint Academy, just off U.S. 23 near Pikeville, Ky., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Northpoint Academy, located in the old Mullins School building, is one of 31 schools in Pike County School District. It is a alternative school that serves students in grades 7-12. Rick Branham, the homeless education coordinator for Pike County schools, has an office in the school and helps several homeless students in the school system. James doesn't have a regular home and often stays with friends. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
20-year-old James Mouser, who graduated in June, left talked with Rick Branham at the Northpoint Academy, just off U.S. 23 near Pikeville, Ky., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Northpoint Academy, located in the old Mullins School building, is one of 31 schools in Pike County School District. It is a alternative school that serves students in grades 7-12. Rick Branham, the homeless education coordinator for Pike County schools, has an office in the school and helps several homeless students in the school system. James doesn't have a regular home and often stays with friends. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

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