HOPE LIVES ON
It is inspiring to watch this attached video featuring Dr. Victor Rios, PHD. His many personal achievements are noteworthy. They came after having the strength and determination to extricate himself from a life of gang violence. He has gone on to became an educator and published author. These extremely impressive achievements are highlighted by his soulful intellect. A quality I wish more people in academic world possessed.
DEFINITION OF THE WORD REMARKABLE: SOMEONE OR THING NOTABLE, STRIKING, OUTSTANDING.
Remarkable is another word that defines Dr. Rios. Currently a professor of sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Rios was featured on the PBS Newshour on 2/1/2012. Click here to see the footage.
Also of interest is the interview with his colleague Professor Richard Ross. Mr. Ross is a photographer. His work documents the struggles of teen offenders. The photos speak for themselves. The interview with Mr. Ross [click here] is a revealing narrative of his photographic editorial on the US juvenile system.