Over the last few weeks, BelPres Missions has been sharing stories of the nine seniors scheduled to graduate from Eastside Academy this month. Here is more of Kylie’s story.
Before Eastside Academy, my life was driven by drugs. Besides drugs, my abusive boyfriend was my center because he gave me worth. I wasn’t attending school and I wasn’t in contact with my family. I hoped to die before I was 18 years old. Being at Eastside Academy, I’ve learned that I have a purpose and was chosen out of many people who could benefit from EA. Everything has happened so my “plan” can fall into place.
Now, I have a good relationship with my family, good grades, good friends, and self-worth. I’m graduating on time. I have learned to communicate, accept support, love and be loved. I have motivation and I know I have a good life with value.
I’m really proud of the fact that I have two years sober!
After graduation, I plan to work part-time and start going to Shoreline Community College. Then I’ll transfer to a four year college so I can become an art therapist.