What I have come to understand is that most everything that we do at Northwest Youth Corps is meant to put us into situations that force us to grow.
This program exposes our faults in either the harshest or gentlest manner, depending on your attitude. Then NYC helps us find solutions and from there we rely on the help of our crew, crew leaders, and our own interest in self-betterment.
So many people are here for us, but it must start from within ourselves, or else it is not real and the growth will be temporary and false.
2014, Red Crew Swamper