Fourteen students earn a second chance at a better life, thanks to a program that began right here in Laredo. Border Patrol and Judge Oscar Martinez have teamed up for what they call R.E.A.L Mission. Eighteen-year-old Rosemary Gallegos is one of 14 students who earned a second chance to better her life, through a program called R.E.A.L mission. "At first I was in denial, I was like I'm not going to learn from this, but you know you take a chance and improve." Nine weeks of volunteer work and leadership training is what these students go through instead of juvenile detention. It's all part of a mission to help kids, instead of punishing them. (Judge Oscar Martinez): "These are children that are at risk, they don't attend classes, they cut school, they play hooky and they hang out in the bathroom. Disorderly conduct, they are disturbing the class or fighting and this is the second or third time they have come before me." The students meet with border patrol agents every Tuesday and Saturday to better the community and build their character. (Erasmo Elizondo\U.S. Border Patrol): "We have different activities that we do with them that involve teaching them leadership skills, self confidence building." Gallegos said the program has changed her and made her become more responsible in life. "It was very hard, we were basically put through a lot of volunteer work. You get to realize you can't be so reckless and childish about stuff. You grow-up and you have to start respecting, you have to be more aware of what you are doing." This is the ninth class to graduate from the program. This program started right here in Laredo and has since spread to the valley and El Paso. Houston is also looking to start the program soon in their city.