From Grunt to Graduate

From Grunt to Graduate – Images by Pat Shannahan

My photo story From Grunt to Graduate follows a high school student through his final days at Project Challenge, a residential program for high school drop outs run by the Arizona National Guard. Project Challenge is designed to teach “youth at risk” life coping skills, academics, citizenship, health, hygiene, job skills, physical fitness, leadership, and community service. The program has hosted 200 student a year since it started in 1993.

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