For one young man, known as Junior to those who are close to him, this is his mantra. Junior is a well-known personality at Boysville. Known for his kind heart and dedication to his goals, he is a role model for others on campus.

On any given day, even in the Texas heat, Junior is seen jogging around campus or working on his punching bag as he readies himself to join the United States Marine Corps. That is, when he isn’t working at one of his two jobs or attending community college.

As a teen, Junior struggled to finish his high school credits. Stephanie Harvey, our Supervised Independent Living Director, gave Junior the confidence and guidance to continue working towards his high school diploma. His already full schedule made completing the course difficult. However, with his characteristic commitment, Junior accomplished the inspiring task of earning his G.E.D. in just five months. Now, 22, Junior is ready to face his next challenge.

At the suggestion of his recruiter, Junior is attending his first year of community college. Junior’s ultimate goal is to become a military policeman.

“The Marines are the most disciplined and knowledgeable branch of the military,” said Junior. This speaks to his amazing personality and the characteristics that Junior embodies.


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