The classes there is a joke if you have half a brain you are not encouraged to try to higher learning as the teachers are not prepared for it. Also If you have problems with another person its more than possible to get injured as the staff to not to the restraining. 1 boy will "cradle" your head between their legs with your face looking up. A boy on each of your arms with a knee in your elbow. ( if your have any problems this is where they will bend your elbow back upon their knee to inflict pain) Another pair of boys on your legs straddling them. ( here the pain is introduced then the apply pressure to push the knee cap to the side.) Any time you holler in pain the whole process of " making a commitment" to behave / not be violent or threaten someone you just stay down there longer. It does not matter even if you were the one hit first if you strike back in self defense you are "taken down" often with punches being thrown by the other teens. As someone who was there for quite some time due to being in the "system" since I was 6 I didn't have a choice where I went. The whole group is together all day with the same people so of course there will be some altercations.
- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2005
I was a student at Pioneer Work and LEarn center and i have to say it was on of the best things that has happened to me as a yout i am now 20 yrs old and believ that was a turning point in my life
- submitted by a student
March 20, 2005
This is an excellent school for juveniles. Many of the juveniles learn more at this school then their home schools. Some of the home schools and their communities don't keep them in school, therefore they walk the streets and get in trouble with the law. This school also teaches students how to behave positively.