Utilizing an open and honest panel discussion as a platform, more than a dozen Glen Mills Schools Bulls For Life members recently shared many of their experiences with a fully engaged group of current students. The former students, from a wide range of eras at Glen Mills, freely shared their experiences and their vast knowledge with the students.
John Brown from the Class of 1986 also offered some great advice and encouraged students to take pride in Glen Mills.
“Take care of the school because you are the school,” Brown, who served in the United States Marines Corps, said. “Glen Mills will go out of their way for you.”
Chris Bell, who was a student at Glen Mills from 2002-2003, was grateful for the invitation to return to the school.
“I drove ten hours from Michigan to be here,” Bell said.
As the Executive Director of a non-profit and the owner of a security company,” Bell and the other alums are great role models for our students.
Rob Knox (1989) is grateful that he had Glen Mills in his life when he needed it the most.
“This school is the reason I am here,” Knox said. “Without Glen Mills I would be dead.”
Knox is a general contractor and real estate developer he shared the podium with, among others, Class of 1983 member Ted Way. Way is the owner of a karate school in West Chester, Pennsylvania and recognizes what Glen Mills has done for him.
“Glen Mills made a small investment in me that has really paid off,” Way said.
Hearing from the panel of Bulls For Life members had a big impact on the current students.
“It was great to see those guys and hear about and learn from their experiences at Glen Mills and what they have done after leaving the school,” current student Trevor Browne said. “It was really interesting to hear their stories and hear about the challenges they have faced and what they have done.”
Photo: Rob Knox, far left, and his fellow Bulls For Life alumni club members were special guests at a panel discussion with current students.