Season of Transformation: DJ's Story

At twelve years old, DJ is quick to flash a smile and answers questions with the seriousness of an adult. He enjoys his math, science, technology, and gym classes and dreams of becoming either a baseball player or a technician. He has moved to several different areas across the Dallas metroplex within his lifetime, and Bobby continues to meet him wherever he is.

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Season of Transformation: Ashunti's Story

Through beautiful, raw poetry scribbled on lined pages in a journal, Ashunti transcribes her life story. She is honest about her difficult upbringing and spends time in self-reflection. Now sixteen years old, her poetry represents the intricate narrative that she is writing for her present and her future.

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Season of Transformation: Oscar's Story

Oscar’s story begins in a household of five siblings and a busy working mom. Exposure to substance abuse and chronic childhood stress soon translated into other aspects of his life, as he began skipping school at the early age of ten. His grades were suffering, and he was headed down a path with no role models or guiding light.

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Shattering Comfort Zones: Marshall's Story

I was asked here today to speak on my experience from this summer and that is what I will try to do. I emphasize the word ‘try’ because there is not nearly enough time in the day that will allow me to accurately sum up this summer, so, to make a long story short, I will tell you everything thing that went wrong this summer - because in all honesty, they make for a much more compelling story.

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