Tony has spent his life running. The 16-year-old – whose name has been changed – is on his high school’s track and football teams. Unfortunately, Tony got into some trouble last year and found himself in front of a judge instead of an offensive line. But now, thanks to a transformative mentoring program at the University of West Georgia, Tony’s not running away from anything, but rather running toward something.

'Better than I used to be': UWG's SPARK program connects future educators, at-risk youth

Tony has spent his life running. The 16-year-old - whose name has been changed - is on his high school's track and football teams. Unfortunately, Tony got into some trouble last year and found himself in front of a judge instead of an offensive line. But now, thanks to a transformative mentoring program at the University of West Georgia, Tony's not running away from anything, but rather running toward something.

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