“Jonathan” –  “N.O.V.A. helps me achieve my goals by teaching me how to take advantage of opportunities that will improve my life.  It is teaching me to think of these opportunities as stepping stones to my ultimate goals.  My ultimate goals in life are to have the ability to stand up for myself and others, to have close relationships with my family and friends (current and future), be a successful member of society, and be in a position to give to those who are in need.  N.O.V.A. will help me avoid the pitfalls that may stop me from reaching these goals.”