Graduation coach Luis Tinajero, leftt, plays a guitar game with Fortino Villareal during an end of year celebration in Modesto, Calif., on July 17, 2014. Tinajero runs a mentoring program, funded through United Way, at Creekside Middle School in Patterson.
Graduation coach Luis Tinajero, leftt, plays a guitar game with Fortino Villareal during an end of year celebration in Modesto, Calif., on July 17, 2014. Tinajero runs a mentoring program, funded through United Way, at Creekside Middle School in Patterson. naustin@modbee.com
Graduation coach Luis Tinajero, leftt, plays a guitar game with Fortino Villareal during an end of year celebration in Modesto, Calif., on July 17, 2014. Tinajero runs a mentoring program, funded through United Way, at Creekside Middle School in Patterson. naustin@modbee.com

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