posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 06:13 PM
Ok, this may not be civil unrest, but I think that it is still a social issue.
Their reasons for dropping out vary -- from drug abuse or family issues to bad choices or simply bad luck.
I can relate to this, but my State didn't have such a program back in the seventies or eighties.
Each of the 16- to 18-year-olds volunteered to come. No one was forced to be there, or stay there. But if they do stay, the chances are high
they'll leave with a high school diploma and a desire to pursue greater ambitions. They make up Sunburst's 14th class, and should they make it to
graduation, they'll join the more than 120,000 others who have completed the national Challenge program.
120,000 is not a insignificant number when it concerns kids these days. They like Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman volunteered to go through this
program. They knew something was wrong and made a conscious decision to change it.
I applaud them.
I know that there are many who will say that they are being brainwashed...but really...are they? They made the choice to turn their lives around.
I've been down a similar road as these kids...but back in my day, I had to enlist. They don't.
Being a rebellious military brat, raised in a strict house, oddly enough, joining the Army helped straighten me out. Chances are, and I realized it
then, when I was 17, if I didn't enlist when I did, I probably would have ended up in prison, or strung out on drugs or dead.
These kids have guts to realize they know they need help and seek it out.