A running program is giving some youth in detention not only a physical outlet for stress but also meditative time to refocus and readjust attitudes that landed them in trouble. It’s turned into both a goal and an accomplishment they never thought they could attain – and an important component of their efforts to get their lives on the right track.
Recently, seven youth in the custody of County Probation competed in the Silver Strand Half Marathon, all with times under 2 hours 30 minutes. They had trained by running laps around East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility and under supervision in the foothills near Camp Barrett in Alpine. The San Diego County Office of Education runs the education program at Camp Barrett as part of the Momentum Learning portfolio of schools.
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