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Finding hope at Rio Americano: Jelan Gentry’s #MySJStory

Jelan Gentry’s story is about perseverance and finding light when lost in the darkness. Having faced mental health issues at a young age, Gentry’s life changed when he was placed in a nurturing foster home and became a student at Rio Americano High School - a place where Gentry describes as home.


Now ready to graduate and attend Wilberforce University, watch to learn about Gentry finding his path to success at San Juan Unified:



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