“At first I thought DCFYI was just another program pretending to have a passion for helping kids. On my first event in 2015 I immediately knew they were more and really had the passion for it. They welcome every teen with open hearts and arms, it was a different environment. I can say I am really thankful to have been introduced to DCFYI. It was always a good escape from some of the bad foster homes I’ve been in. And for that I’m thankful.
Mrs. Kristina, my mentor, has been a big role model for me for as long as I’ve known her. She and her husband Erich accepted me with opened arms and I couldn’t be more grateful. They have turned into part of my family and we even started our own traditions together.”