When I was in high school I dealt with a lot of anger, depression, and I was always in a lot of trouble but I always knew I had potential. When I joined the program Art Reach at Patrick Henry High school it changed me in a way that I will never forget, it helped me through my problems, and I always felt like I had somewhere to go to if I had nowhere else or no one else to listen. I love this program because their goal isn’t to control us, it is to help us find ourselves and teach us that there is way more to life than what some of the kids , as well as me were doing. I met some people and teachers that I will never forget , and did some activities for the community that I will always remember for the rest of my life. Thank you Mrs. Gina for helping me, showing and teaching me the better things in life. I recommend anyone to join this program because it just feels like another family away from your own.
You all made me feel that I’m worth something, and I really appreciate that, but I gotta tell you that I have been having a lot of trouble. I believe in Jesus, but I keep falling into the traps that Satan puts in my way. I want to know how I can defeat him and be saved by the power of Jesus.
Thank you for coming to Dobbs YDC. Students and staff wanted me to relay their thanks for our time together. From the overall theme to the words spoken in the moment by Bill, every moment got to the heart of the matter with us.
Chaplain Jim CavanaughDobbs School, Kinston NC
Ms. Gina and the rest of the ARTreach staff have done wonders with these kids. They are able to reach them where we can’t…AFTER SCHOOL, OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL, AND on a level that would “cross lines” in the classroom.