Students Get Movtivated at P.A.S.S. Academy

A program started by one man that has grown into several community leaders speaking to students at pass academy, getting them on the right track.

It's a normal Tuesday for these students.

A program a started by David "Deejay" Richardson that reflects on three R's.

"Respect, Re-build and, Re-focus."

Every Tuesday several community leaders shared their personal stories of mistakes and success.
It's a lesson plan that extends beyond the classroom for students.

"Tell me some key nuggets of what you heard from the speakers today that really stuck with you. Ohhh, like watch the people you hang with because that's not going to get you no where and it will haunt you, like it will come back bad in your future, and I don't want that," says 10th grade student Ashley Brackins.

It's a program community leaders are excited to be a part of.

"I definitely feel that every child needs a second chance, if I can come here and help change a child redirect their focus, to get back on a path," says Motivational Speaker Kindra Trawick.

Since the start of the program a year ago students and administrators have already seen progress.

"I took a new direction in life, because I have to do the best I can to make good grades and stay in school,"

“I think by other people showing them a different view on life, it lets them know that this mistake doesn't define who they are or who they are going to be," says Principal of P.A.S.S. Academy Edward Fleming.

Principal Fleming says he welcomed the program into pass academy to allow students to understand that everyone makes mistakes and the key is to learn from those mistakes.
It's a normal Tuesday for these students.

A program a started by David "Deejay" Richardson that reflects on three R's.

"Respect, Re-build and, Re-focus."

Every Tuesday several community leaders shared their personal stories of mistakes and success.
It's a lesson plan that extends beyond the classroom for students.

"Tell me some key nuggets of what you heard from the speakers today that really stuck with you. Ohhh, like watch the people you hang with because that's not going to get you no where and it will haunt you, like it will come back bad in your future, and I don't want that," says 10th grade student Ashley Brackins.

It's a program community leaders are excited to be a part of.

"I definitely feel that every child needs a second chance, if I can come here and help change a child redirect their focus, to get back on a path," says Motivational Speaker Kindra Trawick.

Since the start of the program a year ago students and administrators have already seen progress.

"I took a new direction in life, because I have to do the best I can to make good grades and stay in school,"

“I think by other people showing them a different view on life, it lets them know that this mistake doesn't define who they are or who they are going to be," says Principal of P.A.S.S. Academy Edward Fleming.

Principal Fleming says he welcomed the program into pass academy to allow students to understand that everyone makes mistakes and the key is to learn from those mistakes.


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