Derek was 16 when he landed in a juvenile detention facility after “getting mixed up with the wrong crowd”. Today he’s 24, finishing his degree and headed for medical school. It’s a monumental turnaround.
It is thanks to the Second Chance Foundation, a group of judges, attorneys, police officers, athletes and citizens who provide scholarships, guidance and inspiration for kids who end up in the criminal justice system. Scholarships are given to those who express a desire to change their life and who agree to give back through volunteering.
The foundation also provides mentoring, training, and literacy and other support programs.
(photo of Youth Social Entrepreneurs)