LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Agents of Laredo Border Patrol are mentoring Laredo youth.
The R.E.A.L. Mission Program was created and implemented in 2010, due to an increase need for a community program that would mentor the youth that have been designated as “at risk” students.
Eleven students were chosen and mandated by Judge Oscar O. Martinez, Justice of the Peace Pct. 4, to attend a six-week program with meetings being held twice a week. Students met with the agents and received instruction on ways to build a better future and tools to ensure their success in all their future endeavors.
The overall mission is to provide a mentorship program that emphasizes respect, education, leadership skills, teamwork, and community service.
The graduation takes place Thursday at 6:30pm at the IBC Annex Building at 2416 Jacaman Road.