Largest Graduating Class at Reichert House Youth Academy
GAINESVILLE - Tonight was the Reichert House Youth Academy's largest class of graduates yet, with more than 40 boys in the 5th, 8th, and 12th grades walking across the stage.
We spoke to some of the graduates who are nervous about taking the next step and leaving the program behind.
One of those seniors, Tracy Williams, attends Eastside High School and has been in the program since he was in the 6th grade.
He's attending Florida Atlantic University after he graduates.
In his speech to the graduates he said that he did not want to be a statistic, and they shouldn't either.
So we sat down with Williams, another graduating senior and an 8th grader who all told us the future is a mystery, but the best is yet to come.
Tracy Williams, Senior - "It's a great experience but its kinda scary too knowing that im going to be on my own in a couple of weeks so I will just wait and see what happens."
Bosie Jackson, Senior - "The Reichert House always tell me to motivate myself push myself harder to succeed and as along as you believe that you can do you can do it."
Eyner Anteliz, 8th grade - "They help me improve my schoolwork, improve my behavior and everything so im going to stick with Reichert House."
At the graduation, former Reichert House graduates came back to show their successes in college, and to share how they made it through.
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