We are very proud of each of these inspiring young people, and we thank them for sharing their personal stories.

The youth served by Identity’s programs have typically endured situations and setbacks early in life that many adults would find overwhelming. The stories featured here bring some of those challenges to life. They also demonstrate how eager and determined our youth can be to create a better future for themselves — and how much they can achieve when we provide support, guidance and opportunities.

“I finished 10th grade with a 4.0 GPA and there’s no stopping me now!”

Lidice’s Story

“Identity opened my eyes to the possibilities of life.”

Jasser’s Story

In 2016, 18 young people who had dropped out of school earned their G.E.D. through Identity.

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“I wonder where kids like me who don’t have their mothers or fathers here would be without Identity.”

Elam’s Story

“I am eternally grateful to Identity.”

Tati’s Story

With support and encouragement from Identity, 13 young soccer players tried out for their high school team. The results are inspiring — on and off the field.

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