When I was 17 my mom told me that I was too much trouble. She moved to Florida with my two brothers and left me behind with no one left in my life, I lived on the streets until I was taken into foster care. I signed up for Epworth's Aging Out program,and even though the staff kept telling me I was a good kid, full of potential, I didn't believe them. But Epworth staff wouldn't let me doubt myself. Any time I would falter, they were there to lift me up. They helped me sign up for GED classes, and I passed the test. We went on college tours even though I never thought I was smart enough to go to college. Just two months after staff drove me to Lincoln University and helped me settle in the dorm, I was elected Freshman Class President. Epworth staff helped me see all the good things in myself and what I could become.