Cherie remembers back in 2012, when she and Richard were freshmen, they used to “cut school on the daily” and hang out with friends. They went bowling, or to the beach, anywhere but school, and it was a blast. “Not gonna lie,” Cherie says, “in those days it was hecka fun.”
This illustrates the progress Richard has made since coming to O High and beginning Kaprice’s program. Richard no longer skips school to hang out with friends, and this reflects his commitment to achieving a better life outside of East Oakland’s crime and poverty.