Gary: Grateful Mom Thankful to Americans Helping Americans for Turning Son’s Life Around

Gary: Grateful Mom Thankful to Americans Helping Americans for Turning Son’s Life Around

After being kicked out of high school because of his behavior and anger issues, Gary is now back in school and his grades are even improving.

And his mom says he is helping around the house with the chores without even having to be asked – something difficult, if not practically impossible, to get a teenager to do.

Thanks to the supporters of Americans Helping Americans® we are able to provide grant funding to our partner in Gainesville, Georgia, L.A.M.P. Ministries. Now, Gary’s life trajectory has taken a major turn for the better.

L.A.M.P. works with troubled youth before they find themselves in serious trouble at school or with the law.

To help him take out some of his anger issues in a positive way, L.A.M.P. enrolled him in a gym where he has taken up boxing.

“He loves to box,” said L.A.M.P. executive director Mary Mauricio. “He says it has really helped him to stay out of trouble.

“His mom is so grateful to L.A.M.P. for our interest in her son,” she added. “All thanks to Americans Helping Americans® for making it possible.”

Leslie’s Story

Leslie’s Story

Leslie joined the L.A.M.P program because she was failing school.
“Nobody cared, so why should I” she questioned.
But at L.A.M.P she did find people who cared- plenty of them.
With that realization, her life would change forever.
 
I have a mentor who helps me and expects to do good,” she says.
“She explains stuff – school stuff, but life stuff too.”
 
“I never knew I was worth anything before,” she adds.
 
Without strong positive intervention, a girl like Leslie has more than a 70 percent chance of dropping out of school and being a homeless unwed mother who spends time in jail or prison.
 
Your help is changing Leslie’s life and through her friends and siblings.
 
And Leslie can attest to that.