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The chapters are written to illustrate the methods of dealing with boys, and in response to frequent requests for something in the pages of the Good Will Record which would show a variety of ways of treating erring boyhood.
Good Will, the scene of the simple incidents here related, is located at Hinckley, Maine; the railroad station is Good Will Farm; the property is the possession of the Good Will Home Association, a duly incorporated organization. The work of the Good Will Home Association is helping needy and imperiled boys to make honest, self-supporting and God-fearing men of themselves.
The Good Will schools have all the grades from the fifth, up, through the high school. Instruction is also given in wood working, basket making, iron working, weaving, modeling, mechanical and free hand drawing. Practical instruction is also regularly given to a few in running steam engines and boilers. We realize that in this age of increased educational facilities and of sharp competition in every line of human endeavor, a boy without education is placed at a great disadvantage through life and is almost sure to become merely one of the great army of unskilled toilers.
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Hinckley, George Walter, "Some Good Will boys" (1910). Books and Publications. 52.