"This is a challenging time for me. I have a lot of good things going on, but there are some bad things too. I don't have custody of my 2-year-old son, I live in a rough neighborhood, I don't have a stable income, I barely get sleep at night due to stress and depression, and I don't have a support system. It's just me and my belief in God. But I'm almost done with my GED, and the next step is an electrical apprenticeship program where I plan to become a journeyman electrician. My life is going to change. My income will be better, and eventually I will live in a safer place. When I get my child back, he won't have to live in poverty. We'll have benefits from my work, and my son will go to a good school. When he's older, he won't have to struggle or beg for money. He'll have what he needs."
Tracie will graduate from DeNeuville Learning Center in June. She says: "I really appreciate DeNeuville for teaching me and letting me learn everything I've learned here."