Recent Graduate Testimony
The following is the testimony of one of the girls we support who recently graduated from high school. We are extremely proud of her and very excited for her future!
“When I was in the 9th grade I went to the top high school in Detroit. I had a full ride swim scholarship to Michigan State, but in my 10th grade year I started getting into a lot of drugs and not focusing on school, just basically threw my entire life away. By my 11th grade year I basically stopped attending school and my grades suffered. Once I saw how far behind I was, I fell, I gave up.
I had lost myself completely.
One day I got sick of my cycle and I wanted to change. My mom found [Together Freedom] for me and I felt safe over the phone with Mrs. ***** and Mrs. ***** so I decided to come. At the time, I had no idea how much this would change my life.
I’m graduating High school now and going to college. These are two things I never thought I would do.
I didn’t think I would finish High school, I didn’t think that was in the cards for me.
*Names and some details have been removed for protection and security purposes.