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Helping At-Risk Teenagers in Tarrant County

A dynamic new program to help 50 juvenile offenders in Tarrant County avoid a future life of crime was unveiled today. The U-Turn program will provide juvenile offenders and their families with a comprehensive program to help turn their lives around. PGA Tour professional Chad Campbell and his wife Amy have initiated the program which launched May 1, 2010, at the Lynn W. Ross Juvenile Center in Fort Worth. The Chad and Amy Campbell Project is a partnership with the Heart of a Champion Foundation.

The U-Turn program will also provide training for the parents or caregivers of the participating students. A total of 50 teens and their families will be targeted with the launch of the program, with expansion to additional youth planned. Each teen will participate in an intensive eight-week process to complete the program and receive a graduation certificate. Programs will continue throughout the year with new students and their families participating in eight-week sessions.

The Campbells and Heart of a Champion seek to develop U-Turn as a model program that can be replicated in communities across America, through partnerships with Chad’s peers, and organizations and corporations committed to supporting the initiative and responding in a meaningful way to the needs and priorities of at-risk youth.