The Neighborhood Advocate

Quay: Empowered With Tools to Turn His Life Around

Quay, 18, a former Pinellas-Pasco, Fla. Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. participant, thanks the nonprofit for empowering him with life-changing tools. He shared his story at a recent dinner with YAP national Board of Directors members. At age two, when his sister went to school with burns from touching an iron on the stove, he was separated from his mother. He lived with his grandmother and briefly with his dad before his father was re-incarcerated. Quay was back with his grandmother for a short time and then went to live with an aunt. At age 13, he made a decision that landed him on probation.

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