Being a part of The Adventure Crew has helped me grow in so many ways. It has helped me grow mentally and physically. I’ve grown mentally because I learned that things aren’t going to come easy, you have to work for what you want. Physically, I’ve learned that you may get a few scars and wounds along the way, but you have to keep pushing yourself. Also, I learned that you have to keep a positive mindset about any situation.
Hope for Opelousas has really had a huge impact on my life. Being able to enjoy the world’s nature and explore new things isn’t something that my friends can say they’ve done. If it wasn’t for HFO, I probably wouldn’t have done half of the things that I’ve done. I’m so thankful that I was able to meet people like Mr. Loren and his wife, Ms. Tory, Ms. Kristina, Ms. Jamie, and Mr. Emanuel and his wife Mrs. Nasia. Since I was a little chubby kid, everyone in HFO has always made me feel welcome. As a kid, I’ve always wanted to be in the Adventure Crew, and now that I’m in it, I can finally say that being a part of HFO is the best thing that has happened in my life. Hope for Opelousas has taught me so many things. I wouldn’t be the intelligent person I am today if it wasn’t for Hope for Opelousas.