Cassidy” – “I have learned many things from N.O.V.A. like how to deal with gangs, how harmful drugs really are, and how to take advantage of opportunities.  N.O.V.A. helps children know how to handle peer pressure, how to get out of bad situations, and some of the secrets of life.  The fun games really helped me learn about what life is like.  I admit that I was a little snotty and stuck up when I started N.O.V.A. but now that I’m pretty much at the end of it, I realized how much it has helped me, and how it has helped influenced some of my decisions so far in life… I can use that knowledge that I have obtained as power for the future.”