Abby” – “I really want to express my gratitude to my NOVA officer for teaching me all of these valuable lessons that I will use for the rest of my life.  Some of my favorite lessons were:  about the gangs, maturity levels, drugs are harmful, media, and more.  I will for sure use these lessons later in life because I have been taught them and I know better than to accept bad things into my body and doing harmful things.  I truly can follow my path to excellence and I can pursue my dreams.  Opportunities are truly something that I can’t pass up in life.”