‘Enhanced’ ProStart programs offer L.A. youths skills, support

‘Enhanced’ ProStart programs offer L.A. youths skills, support

Kelvin is a graduate of the Santee Education Complex high school in Los Angeles, and that, he suggests, borders on miraculous, but not because typically just 40 percent of the students who go there leave with a diploma.

“I was like a full-blown gang member. I was on my way to either jail, or probably even the grave because I was rough out there,” he recalled of the days before he joined the ProStart culinary vocational training program at Santee. “When I got into [ProStart] class, it

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