What some of our program graduates have told us...
|"I love the people at MYA - the love and time they put into me. This place is more than a second chance at life; it is a blessing!"||"MYA is a great place to re-start, but you should forget what you think you know and be open to learn. I learned to take ownership."||"If I never came here, I would probably be somewhere much worse. I am thankful for coming to MYA!"||"I liked that the staff wasn't going to give up on us, that they kept trying no matter what. MYA will change your life if you let it!"||"I liked that I had a huge support system. Staff really care about you and you don't get into trouble for having problems. Rather, you get the help and support you need."|
|"MYA is a great program! There are people here who treat you like you're their own kid!"||"This is a place to work on your problems and not play around. You're taught the way you should do things in life."||"MYA helped me become mentally strong. I learned to respect people and authority. This program helped me become a man!"||"MYA is a good place to work on your problems and also to have a lot of fun, if you allow it."||"I liked the relationships I got to build with peers in my group. Working and earning group privileges helped me become more social."|
|"MYA really offers a lot of help. I've been to other residential centers and really none of them compare to MYA. The staff really care about you here!"||"MYA helped me to find the real D. everyone was looking for! I liked that I could depend on positive peers for help."||"MYA has been a big thing for my life because they helped me realize that I have problems but I can work on them and get stronger."||"MYA helps you learn to work on past problems and new problems too, and to recognize that some things are just petty."||"MYA is the best place to send a teenager that is really disrespectful toward authority. It helps you to realize your real problems.|
|"If you have to be in a treatment facility, this is the best! I was at two other placements before MYA and no one there cared about your well-being and success as much as Dr. Hall and all the staff at MYA!"||"I like that we got the skills and tools to help ourselves. MYA's program will work if you let it. It's a great program if you let the staff help you."||"The people at MYA care about you. Coming here helped me learn to invest in other people too, not just myself."||"I liked that this program takes a different approach to treatment. I was rewarded with positive reinforcement, recreation and privileges, as well as an overall sense of pride in myself."||"What I liked most about the program is that the staff cared about me!"|
“MYA honestly changed my life! I worked through my problems and that made me a better man. You helped me recognize that all decisions have consequences - either good or bad, and that integrity goes a long way! I will forever be a Spartan!”
“MYA turned me from a weak, heartless, selfish person into someone who forgets to help himself because he is too busy helping others!”
|“MYA is strict, but fair. You helped me stay safe for a long time. Thanks."||"You didn't give up on me! I loved it here because everyone cared!"||
"One of the best programs I've ever been to! You gave me a new chance at life!"
|“Days when I’m down and out, I reflect on everything you all taught me. I keep going, finding the positive and doing my best to live up to the 90/10 and keep making you proud. When I came to MYA, I was rude and just a punk, yet you still decided to give me a shot. Thank you for that, seriously!||"You believed in me but didn’t let me get away with anything! The staff and treatment team was by my side the whole way. MYA helped me become a good son, a good father and a great boyfriend! If it wasn’t for you teaching me RUMMI BBEST and The 7 Habits, I don’t think I would be where I am at this point in life: working full time and a father of 2 kids!|