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For Middle Schoolers With Soldiers

A look at the National Guard Patriot Academy's Red, White and Blue Program, which expands educational opportunities for middle school students in an overnight summer/weekend program at the campus of the Patriot Academy in Butlerville, Indiana.

On August 3, 2011 (Wednesday), students from Franklin Community Middle School (Indiana) arrive and are paired with Soldiers who mentor them throughout the 3-day course. They middle school students eat in a military dining facility' participate in military education and briefings; and sleep in Army barracks. Upon completing on the students receive certificates of completion and awards . . . returning to school with new found motivation with the help of the soldiers' positive mentoring.

The story ends with Franklin Community Middle School Student Dustin Lewis, Army Pvt. Brandon Beverly, and Army Pvt. Trevor Hirby commenting on the "Red, White and Blue Program".

National Guard Patriot Academy / U.S. Army video by Capt. Kyle Key and Spc. David Bonnell

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