MIAMI (WTVJ/NBC) - Olympic diver Sara Hildebrand recently got a lesson from teenagers in trouble with the law.
Hildebrand partnered with Team USA and BP as part of a program that serves 9,000 teens in the juvenile justice system in nine states.
Last week, she dove into Biscayne Bay with 17-year-old Clarence, something the teen never thought he'd be doing. The two went scuba diving.
"It's a whole other world," he said about his venture.
The teen from Gonzales, LA, got into trouble when he pushed a teacher in class. He got kicked out of school, but AMIkids gave him a second chance.
"It saved my life," he said.
AMIkids offers mentoring, tutoring and outdoor activities to give troubled teens a positive way out of juvenile detention.
The teen improved his grades and his attitude, earning a chance to get his open water diver's certification.
After meeting Hildebrand, Clarence now wants a professional underwater diving career. He plans to finish high school and go to college.
Hildebrand wanted Clarence and other teens to know "dreams do come true."
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