Dear Central Nine, My son is enjoying Central Nine and participating in the Construction Trades class this year. He has stories to tell me every day after school about what he did that day. He really likes working for and with his teacher! Now he is looking more towards the future and thinking about what he’ll do after school. Plus, his grades in his early college classes are better now, too and I think it has a lot to do with how much more focused he is because of his Central Nine class. I’ve also noticed the positive response I’ve been getting from adults when I tell them about his choice to attend Central Nine. It’s been gratifying to hear them talk about the program and their positive feedback.