June 18, 2021  
'Be A Giant' Letters of Impact
As the Youth of Honor team engages within the community, whether it is a public school or a youth detention center, we periodically receive letters from the youth we speak to.  Below are just a sample of some of the letters received so you can hear from the kids first hand how our program, message, guidance and efforts are positively impacting them as they navigate life. 

We would welcome the opportunity to speak to the youth in your community (school, church, civic group) so the impacts we are hearing are felt by the kids in your area.  
Click here to tell us about your need and how the Youth of Honor team can inspire your youth.

Thank you for coming and speaking to us. You really didn't have to.  One thing I learned was that I'm going to have to be the 'giant' and step over the ones who instigate or bully or whatever because if I don't - I don't want to go to jail for a long time, 'cause the way I'm going doesn't seem like I want to stay out. So, I really do have to change.

To be honest, I was mad before I came to your talk ceremony over some dumb stuff and I really didn't want to listen, but you know God told me that this was something that I needed to pay attention to, so I listened and Iearned something very new that I never heard before. So Thank You.

I really appeciate you sharing your life story, I myself can related to some of the stuff you went through - having a single parent and being incarcerated as a juvenile.  Now, I'm locked up for armed robbery. I'm just waiting on my time and I was realdy to give up and just start fighting and doing whatever, but your words helped me find the strength to keep going.

You helped me fiure out what I want to do with my life. It's going into the Marines and making a career out of it.  I just want to let you know how much I appreciate you because you show me no matter what happens in life, you can overcome that and you can be successful. so I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I have been in and out of the youth detention center 6 times.  am 16 years old. My birthday was March 21, so I was locked u for my birthday. 

I hear what you were saying about my cell phone address book. I am going to clean all those kids out of my phone when I get home.  I am in drug court for failing all my drug tests because I was smoking weed.  I was doing  really well until chilled with my friend, 'S', but I go to court today at 5:00. I really hope I get out because I know I have changed.  I stopped smoking week, I quit steal and breaking into people's cars and hangin out with the people I shouldn't be chillin' with.  But, your speech today really did effect the way I think about good and bad choices I have made in my life.  I appreciate your coming and talking to us today.

Thank you for coming out to talk to us.  We all really appreciate it. You told us a lot of things about you and what will happen if we continue to commit the crimes we do and keep making the wrong choices.  I have been getting locked up for a long time, but now I have a child of my own and I want to be there for my son and my girl.  I know now what I have to do and that is stay of out jail, finish school and be there for my son and family. 

Thank you for coming out and helping us get on track.


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