I was in a residential treatment program as a young teen, and EXYO gave me a safe environment where I could feel accepted and encouraged. The multi-arts programs are amazing, and as a member of the drumming circle, I took part in many performances—including a drumming performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington. I became one of EXYO’s mentors, working with younger kids, and later became a staff member at the treatment facility where I had resided. Today, I am pursuing a master’s degree in public health.