01/26/2011 02:15 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mentor Inspires Troubled Teen With Martial Arts

"John was one of those kids that was on the fence," Frank Hernandez tells TakePart of his 13-year-old mentee.

Before they met, John was getting into fights and failing in school. He had been suspended a few times, and John's mother, Bonita, was fielding daily calls from teachers about her son's behavior.

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