Thank you for giving me the chance to change my life.


One year ago on this exact date July 17 I decided it was time to change my life. I remember the day I got there I wanted to chicken out so badly but my parents would let me. I remember waking up at 5 I’m the morning to tow the line. I hated waking up at 5 in the morning. But as I learned with that is that you waste the day if you don’t get started early. I am so thankful for all the cadets, cadre and staff members for encouraging me. I know I would have given up with out it. I am so thankful I had the chance to go to the Idaho Youth Challenge Academy. I am now healthy and drug and alcohol free. I have a loving husband and a beautiful baby on the way. Thank you Idaho Youth Challenge Academy for giving me the chance to change my life.