Travaris or T Wade makes a big effort to get to school. It takes two buses to get to the Success Academy. He has a passion for basketball and that has helped keep him focused as well as the teachers at Success. He really appreciates all the support he has gotten to stay on track and in school.
Scout attends PACE Center for Girls. It is a small school and she feels she gets more attention. It is a very supportive place that is safe and comfortable. Teens don't feel comfortable talking to adults - they prefer talking to their peers. She feels pretty smart and definitely wise.
Brian is a senior at Chiles High School. He became interested in financial literacy and received a grant to help educate his fellow classmates. He has a passion for business and thinks high school is a great place to explore various interests.
Juwuan started high school in the honors program at a traditional high school. His father pulled him out and put him at the Success Academy. He knows the real world is right there and he needs to be prepared. He also knows he needs to set an example for his younger siblings.
Cassidy attends the PACE Center for Girls. She had fallen behind at Lincoln High School as the result of being bullied. Her mom found PACE and enrolled her there. She has turned her grades around and now looks forward to graduating in May 2014. She wishes to join the Air Force with the ultimate goal of being a firefighter