"One day soon I hope to give back to the program and people who helped save my life, Abundant Life Academy . I am proud to say I want to go back and work there and give hope to the teens there, just like there where staff there to give me hope. I want to help people and someday I hope that God will open up the doors to allow me to do so. For now all I can do is pray for that door to be opened."– Stephanie S.
"At Abundant Life Academy I learned to love without emotionally attaching myself. I haven't experienced that kind of love from other people in so long, it made me realize how much more I have to offer my family and friends. I am going to love my family with more love than I have. I will be more open to trusting people and letting them love me more than I was before. Also, the book we read there called "Failing Forward" has put a new perspective on how I look at life." – Amanda C.
"At Abundant Life Academy I learned I have parents that love me with all their being. And I now have an amazing guy in my life, that for the first time, makes me feel respected and safe, I have friends that can’t get enough of me, and I have staff members and directors at Abundant Life Academy that have taken the time out of their lives to help teenagers come to Christ. For the first time in my life, I couldn’t ask for anything more. Materialistic things fade over time, but the love and the bonds that you build with the people that come into your life are things that will be there forever."– Chris S.
"One thing I had to realize is that taking the easy way out just hurt me more in the long run. I learned I don't need drugs and alcohol in my life."--Malica E.
"My life now has changed a lot from attending Abundant Life Academy . I know my life is headed down the right path now. I believe that God will be with me here on out." --Anthony G.