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My name is Faith. I am a recent graduate of Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s Transitional Living Program.

Before I knew about Sasha Bruce Youthwork, I thought that my life had no purpose or meaning. I didn’t really care about my future. I wasn’t in school, didn’t have a job and barely had a pillow to rest my head on. I lost respect for my life and purpose.

Since I came to the Transitional Living Program (TLP), the staff has always been there for me. Each staff member had their own way with me, but nonetheless, I had my own way with them. The Sasha Bruce staff has motivated me to strive towards my goals. TLP is a life changing experience that I will never forget.

With the support of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, I graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPAmy senior year and learned how to manage time and money, take on adult responsibilities, and appreciate what is given to me. Recently, I’ve taken the biggest step of my life—I am employed at Howard University and enrolling in classes to study Computer Engineering. I am looking forward to the day I become a graduate of Howard University, contributing to and supporting the world that once supported me.

When I thought my life had ended, TLP helped me to realize that it had just begun. I am grateful to be one of many to have benefited from the program. I personally thank God in this note as well.

Although I stumbled here and there, I believe that I have been successful.

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