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Discovery ChalleNGe Academy – Teens life saved through Discovery ChalleNGe Academy program

Discovery ChalleNGe Academy – Teens life saved through Discovery ChalleNGe Academy program


SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR SECOND [email protected] WRAP [ CHANTING ]>>Reporter: IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF A MILITARY BOOT CAMP. [email protected] THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, 16 TO 18, ALL ON THE VERGE OF FAILING HIGH SCHOOL, THIS PLACE IS THEIR LAST CHANCE TO GET BACK ON TRACK. [ CHANTING ] [email protected]>>Reporter: [email protected] MONTHS AGO, JOSE GLORIA OF ALSO ON [email protected] TRACK. HE SPENT MORE THAN TWO YEARS IN A GROUP HOME,,AND DETECH FOR STEALING AND DRUGS.>>THAT [email protected] IS EITHER PRISON OR DEATH.>> [email protected]: THE LAST THING ON HIS MIND WAS [email protected] HIS GRADE POINT AVERAGE WAS PROOF. THEHE KNOW REALIZED HE HAD TO MAKE A CHANGE.>> I ALWAYS TOLD MYSELF I OWED IT TO MY MOM. ALL THE TROUBLE I PUT HER THROUGH. I WANT TO GET IT RIGHT.>>Reporter: IT’S A QUASI MILITARY SCHOOL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD.>>WE TAKE STUDENTS OUT OF THEIR WHATEVER ENVIRONMENT WHICH CAUSED THEM TO FAIL OR TO GET BAD GRADES OR NOT SHOW UP TO SCHOOL. MAYBE BE INVOLVED WITH PEOPLE THEY SSN BE. WE GET THEM OUT OF THAT [email protected] AND IO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT TO LEARR AND GROW.>>Reporter: THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON ACADEMICS AND EXERCISE TO PROMOTE GOOD GRADES, LEADERSHIP AND SELF-ESTEEM. FOR 22 WEEKS, THE CADETS GO TO SCHOOL, EAT AND SLEEP ON CAMPUS WHILE THEY TAKE PART IN THE HIGHLY STRUCTURED PROGRAM. LIFE SKILLS, CAREER READINESS, AND SELF-EMPOWERMENT. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN BUILT IN THE LAST YEAR.>>ONCE WE [email protected] EVERYTHING WORKED OUT WITH THE ARMY AND THE CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD AND WERE ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE 53>>Reporter: IT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT. A CLASSROOM BEING BUILT TO ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN 100 MORE STUDENTS PER SEMESTER.>>THIS WAS AN UNDERSERVED AREA OF OUR STATE. A LOT OF HIGH& @CHOOL DROPOUTS OR STUDENTS& TRUAN.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE THIRD OKAY OF ITS KIND IN CALIFORNIA, THE 40TH IN THE NATION.>>IT’S ALL ABOUT TEACHING CHARACTER AND TEACHING THE RESPONSIBILITY BLAFRS. THAA IMPACT — EHAVIORS THAT IMPACT>>YOUR ACTIONS ARE SPEAKING SO LOUDLY THAT YOU KANE HEAR A WORD.>>Reporter: GLORIA AND 105 OF HIS PEERS BE THH FIRST TO GRADUATE FROM THE DISCOVERY CHALLENGE ACADEMY.>> YES, SIR [email protected] .>>YOU GONNA GO TO COLLEGE?>>I WAS PLANNING TO.>>WHAT DO YOU WANT TT STUDY?>>T STUDYYBUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. I WANT TO


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