This is Dorian Mendez and he is a Sophomore at Mendez High School. When he was in the 7th grade he was about to be expelled from Stevenson Middle School due to drug use and bad behavior in class. When the school called his parents, they explained he had other options if he wanted to stay in school. Dorian decided to try boxing to release anger and to stay focused in class.
Dorian told me his favorite quote: "You know my name, not my story. You've heard what I've done, not what I've been through."
Randy told me that his dad was up at 3am and was at the gym until 8pm. Dorian began boxing and trying to improve his overall experience at school when he saw his parents cry.