Celebrities who left juvenile centers

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Stigma of society with juvenile centers 

In Spain there are more than 16,000 minors living in protection centers, according to data from the Children's Observatory.  

Foster care is adopted as a protective measure when the public entity detects situations of lack of protection of a minor, either because they have been declared helpless, because the parents or guardians themselves request it due to the impossibility of caring for them (voluntary guardians) or because agreed upon by a judge when legally appropriate (judicial guard). 

As for the reform centers, this year in Spain there are more than 13,000 minors with a final sentence for the commission of a crime, of these. There are approximately 4,000 minors serving judicial measures in detention centers. 

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There are several cases of famous people who, before achieving fame, during their adolescence went through shelters, due to the social situation of lack of protection in which they found themselves, or through detention centers, for having committed a crime.   

Below we tell you the case of two famous Spanish singers and a famous actor known throughout the world. 


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The young man born in the Albaicin of Granada, began rapping at the age of 12 and now, at just over 30, he has become, together with his twin Adrián (Prok), one of the reference groups within the Hispanic rap scene. , earning a triple platinum record for Cara y Cruz, his solo debut released by his own label.  

In addition to this career, the rapper is a renowned actor. The young man debuted in 2020 on the big screen with director Daniel Calparsoro with Hasta el cielo and has given life to Muñeco in Rainbow, Paco León's latest film.  

But Ajax's life has not been easy. According to what he himself has reported on his social networks, he spent a year in the Tierra de Oria juvenile center (Almería), where his experience was very negative, having recounted and denounced his experience and the experiences lived in this center in several interviews. 


El Cantante Morad En Una Foto De Su Instagram

Since releasing his first single in 2018, Morad El Khattouti El Horami has become one of the great references of urban music in our country. At 23 years old, this young man of Moroccan descent, born in March 1999 in the La Florida neighborhood of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, in Barcelona, has more than 4.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify and on YouTube he has more than 1 .2 million subscribers. 

One of his songs, which is part of the FIFA 22 soundtrack, has become the image of OVO, Drake's fashion brand, and its tickets sell out shortly after going on sale. 

Before all this happened and his dream of making a living from music was fulfilled, Morad had a difficult adolescence. The young man was in a shelter when he was 12 years old. According to what he says in his interviews, his experience was not positive. Currently, Morad continues to have problems with the law, having been acquitted in a case of robbery in a home and prosecuted for insults and slander against an agent of the Mossos d'Esquadra, whom he recorded while he fined him for having the car. parked badly and then posted the images on social networks. 

Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” 

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Many know Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” for his film roles. His first role in The Scorpion King (2002) already anticipated the success he would continue to achieve from then on. Since 2013, Dwayne Johnson has enjoyed great success in commercial cinema for his role as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious franchise, one of the most popular action film franchises. 

But until reaching this point, the life of this well-known actor has also had its shadows. During his adolescence he participated in petty thefts, got involved in various street fights, and was involved in a crime of fraud. At the age of 17, a judge sentenced him to participate in a type of military camp with community services. His departure from this world occurred through sports, becoming a professional wrestler and American football player, eventually having a scholarship from the University of Miami with which he graduated in Criminology and Physiology, in exchange for him playing. for your team. 

He has become eight-time WWE Champion, two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, five-time World Tag Team Champion, two-time WCW Champion, winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble and Three Crowns Champion. 

Adolescence is a time to establish independence and know where the limits are. As adolescents leave the limitations of childhood behind and reach adulthood, they need help managing all the changes that come with the process. 

As all education professionals know, limits are essential at this stage. Adolescents need clear structures and guidelines, since they have many changes to face in their lives.  

However, as we can see from these examples, a bad start is not always the beginning of a bad story and examples of resilience, such as the ability to adapt to adverse situations with positive results, exist. 

The juvenile centers changed their lives by reintegrating them into society and giving them the opportunity to grow and improve. If you want to train and work in a juvenile center, this is your chance.

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