When I started school at CHYBA I was alone and I didn’t really have anyone. I dropped out of school my junior year of high school, then didn’t go to school for a few years. Then in September 2018, someone recommended CHYBA to me so I thought why not. Now I am going to graduate, get a diploma, and start college.

I’m scared for this transition, but I’m also excited. CHYBA is an amazing school with great staff and amazing opportunities. One of the best things about the school, one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of is Americorps. It gives me the opportunity to be part of something bigger than myself. It gives me a chance to help people in need and it helps students earn money for college. The Americorps ladies Megan and Julia are a huge part of my life and have made a huge impact on me. CHYBA is an amazing school, Americorps is an amazing thing.

I don’t know if I could have ever done the things I’ve accomplished without the school or Americorps. I’m in a good place in my life because of the great things that the school offers.


Age 24