On March 7, 2018, Class 14 commenced the Rewarding Education, Attitude, and Leadership (R.E.A.L.) Mission Program at the Precinct 4 Courthouse in Laredo, Texas.
For the past eight years, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents, with support from Justice of the Peace Jose “Pepe” Salinas, have overseen the mentoring program that guides students to a positive and rewarding path. The students will participate in the eight-week program that consists of class sessions, held twice a week. They will be mentored on ways to build a better future and will be given the necessary tools to ensure success in their future endeavors.
The R.E.A.L Mission Program was created by Laredo Sector Border Patrol through partnership with former Justice of the Peace Oscar Martinez in 2010 and is currently under the guidance of Judge Salinas. This court-mandated program mission is to provide a mentor-ship program that emphasizes respect, education, leadership skills, teamwork, and community service. It was created for local middle school to high school students, ages 13-17, who have been designated by the court as “at risk”.
“I encourage every parent to set goals for their children and I applaud them for supporting them through our REAL Mission Mentoring Program,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Jose A. Martinez.