When I got to high school I saw that nothing in my life was changing and that’s where it all began. I began to hang out with the wrong crowd. I began to go out to parties. I would drink alcohol and smoke almost every day. A huge hate towards my mom and brother began to grow at that time. I would leave the house late at nights and not return until the next day. I had a lot of insecurities, I would try to catch guys attention at school.Pretty much anything I wanted I was determined to get. I turned very rebellious towards my mom and dad. I was depressed, the emptiness I felt inside was so big, but so big that I had plans to finish my life. My thought was that if I finish my life everything would end as well.
Until one day when my mom spoke to me and she asked me to go to the YPG. The words she gave me, hit me so hard that my change began there. I began to assist the events and the connections of the YPG and that’s what formed a big part in my change. There was always someone there next to me guiding me and showing me what would be next to change my life. It wasn’t easy at first but everyone there was very helpful. Today I’m a new person. The old Leslie is gone. My life gave a 180 degree turn. I’m no longer depressed, nor have thoughts of suicide, I don’t smoke, I don’t drink. The emptiness that was in me was gone. I’m grateful for the YPG. Today my life is filled with joy, peace, and happiness.