Local youth changes course and makes good

by Amy Haggerty

Stockbridge High senior Bradley Cooper received a second chance at building a future, and he went for it. In October 2019, SCN first reported Cooper’s change of course to attend the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, and in December, Cooper graduated. MYCA, a Battle Creek-based academy, is designed to educate, train, and mentor at-risk youth, ages 16 through 18.
Cooper said this program gave him “a new lease on life.” He noted there were 168 teens in the program, and 105 received their diplomas. Since graduating, he has returned home and is serving as an assistant coach for the Stockbridge wrestling team. He is looking into pursuing college-level wrestling.

Bradley Cooper in his military uniform celebrates his graduation with his former SHS teacher, Amy Haggerty.


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