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What Students Have to Say About Reconnecting Youth & CAST
Now graduation feels possible to me.
I think CAST is great because it’s really helping me make good choices, and I know I can get support from the other people in the group if I need help!
RY has helped me to work out my problems and stop running from them. RY has taught me how to open up to people about my problems.
I learned a lot in the RY class. I have much better self-esteem since the class started. I am less mad at times. I think about things before I do it.
RY was a good class. And I’m happy I took it. Getting close to everyone and being so open made me feel so good.
Before joining RY, without a doubt I was probably one of the laziest people you know. . . . Wasn’t willing to be held responsible for my own actions. . . . I got my GPA high enough so that I was able to be accepted to Oregon State University for a football scholarship.
This class made me realize how much pot I had been smoking. I have cut back on my use a lot. I get to school on time. I plan on graduating on time too.
RY helped me to . . . think about how my actions, whether good or bad, will and can affect those around me that care.
As of [this week], I will be clean for 4 months! RY helped me to be where I am today. I have got my mom and dad’s respect back. RY is a very good program.
CAST is helping me to slow down before I act. I still get mad and all, but I am slowing down and trying to do the right thing.
This group has made a big turnaround. I feel like no one is going to question what I say now – and that it will stay here.
I’ve really enjoyed participating in RY. It’s one of my favorite classes I’ve ever had. It was a change and not like any other class. I feel it motivated me to do better and always keep my head up. If I could take this class for the rest of high school, I would. Thank you for the opportunity to talk about the things in our lives such as school, drugs, alcohol, and anything else that needed to be discussed.
[In RY] I have learned how to let go and how to start to deal with problems. I know that will help me in the future.
I followed the STEPS and walked away to calm down instead of arguing with my mom. We are getting along better now!
Something I enjoyed most about RY was . . . being able to be real and not be afraid or ashamed to speak my mind.