Teens Complete Border Patrol's Real Mission Class

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 8:24am

Fifteen teenagers, who were once considered at risk, have turned their lives around through the Border Patrol's Real Mission Class.

For the third time this year, a group of teenagers completed the course successfully. The mission was implemented in the Valley to help risky teenagers to get their lives on track. Several mentors participated in the program and showed the teens first hand what can happen if they continue down the wrong path. The group also participated in activities that promoted team work and community service.

Teenager Alex Perez stated, "They teach us a lot about decision making. The difference between good decisions and bad decisions. They teach us about courage, self confidence and how to overcome challenges." RGV Chief Patrol Agent Rosendo Hinojosa says, "Unfortunately the bad influences and the outside outside influences are around all of our kids so we want to give them some positive markers and beacons in our society that they can cling to and go to in the event they need some guidance.'

Because of the success of the program, the Border Patrol agency plans to introduce the course to several other cities in South Texas.

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