Border Patrol's Real Mission Program Mentors Students
POSTED: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:28am
UPDATED: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 1:29pm
Nine Valley high school students have graduated from the U.S. Border Patrol's Real Mission Program geared to mentor at risk youth.
The graduating class is the first ever in the Valley. The students appeared before Honorable Judge Toribo Palacios a little more than a month ago facing charges and fines for various misdemeanors before they were mandated to participate in the Real Program. Various law enforcement agencies participated in helping the teens out during mentoring sessions and weekend group activities that consisted of giving back to the community. Some of the students are thankful they took part and say they have a better outlook on life.
Border Patrol Chief Rosendo Hinojosa hopes to expand the program across the Valley and already have 12 students chosen for the next mentoring class.