What Others Are Saying

Cossette Bowles

 Director, Anthem Strong Families 

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“This amazing program is uniquely qualified to offer a way to create dignity, motivation and responsibility for both individuals and families. Ron and Cathy’s story of triumph and restoration is one of the most inspirational accounts you will ever hear.”

TYRO Dad

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“The RIDGE Project has shown me that my development into manhood is a process, is ongoing, and I will always be changing.”

TYRO Dad

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“The RIDGE Project sees that we have redeeming qualities within us and their goals are to reach inside of us and pull those redeeming qualities out of us so we can go forward, day by day, reflecting the values of a real man.”

TYRO Dad

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“This amazing program is uniquely qualified to offer a way to create dignity, motivation and responsibility for both individuals and families. Ron and Cathy’s story of triumph and restoration is one of the most inspirational accounts you will ever hear.”

 TYRO Dad 

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"Your children are going to learn about you… what type of legacy do you want to leave them? Do you want them to look at you as a man of integrity? A man they want to be like? Then you have to live it."

TYRO Dad

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“You know how so many cultures have a passage which moves a boy into manhood? Well, I never had that passage. I was 42 years old and still a boy.”

Female, 10th Grade

 Defiance, OH 

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“Thank you for believing in me. You came into class and made me feel like someone cares about me. I don’t get that very often. This program has changed my life.”

Male, 9th Grade

Toledo, OH 

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“I strongly believe in abstinence education. I’ve seen plenty of teens suffering from STDs and pregnancy. I’ve also seen half of those teens turn to drugs and alcohol because of it. I believe that abstinence programs will help prevent teens from this and reach their goals in life.”

Female, 10th Grade

 Montpelier, OH 

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Thank you for helping me break out of my shell. I have opened up about my fears and my past. If it hadn’t been for you I’d probably still be in that dark place I’ve been in all my life. It has changed my life.”

Female, 10th Grade

 Defiace, OH 

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“Thank you for believing in me. You came into class and made me feel like someone cares about me. I don’t get that very often. This program has changed my life.”

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