Life often brings challenges and obstacles that test your resolve to succeed. The number one goal for students in Simon Youth Academies is to earn a diploma, but these difficulties and others make this objective low on the priority list. This was the case for Luis Preito-Pena, a graduate of the Simon Youth Pacers Academy at Washington Square in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Some say no good things come easy – he knows this for sure. He has a diploma now and he's never letting it go. This is Luis' story in his own words.
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