This is an essay from one of the struggling students of Zion Educational Systems, a Christian Boarding School for troubled teens. We are dedicated to helping troubled boys and troubled girls turn their lives around and get back on the right track. We have students from all parts of the United States including California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas.
I feel as though the reason why the girls community is on staff run is partially my fault. Clara and myself are very close in a way and when she and Ben were getting close I didn’t say anything at first because I didn’t want to be involved in petty drama. Soon things started getting a bit more serious between Clara and Ben. I started giving Clara warnings and telling her that if her behavior continued the whole Academy would be put on Staff Run. Clara didn’t listen to me and insisted on talking to Ben and in a sense was infatuated with him. Then things started getting worse involving band because some girls in the community started passing notes (verbally) to the female band members, so that they could tell the boys. When those events started happening, I finally realized that I had to say something to staff. I allowed things to progress and over time it grew into bigger. But I know that if I would’ve said something in the beginning we all wouldn’t be in the predicament that we are currently in. My main problem or thing I struggle with the most is telling things to staff, because I’m the type of person that doesn’t want to get involved with drama and I try to stay away from it. But from now on if I know of something major I will say something to staff. I think this also something that’ll make me become more real. I’m not saying that I’m not real already but by applying that it’ll help me become a better person and leader.