Teen on the verge of school expulsion now getting results he never thought possible

Francis Scott went through school thinking he was a failure and on the verge of being expelled.

The Cromwell College student was convinced that even if he wasn’t forced to leave school, he would leave when he turned 16.

But his 16th birthday has come and gone, and the once struggling youngster is not only still in school but is going back this year.

Francis is part of a collaborative community education initiative for at-risk youths called the Central Otago Youth Employability Programme (COYEP).

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