Mr. Roddy showed me how to love myself, which in turn has showed me how to love others. He taught me the true meaning of what a man is. Today I’m a father, friend, neighbor - a man of honor and integrity a man worth following. Without this program there’s no doubt I would of been a statistic. Instead, I work full time. I’m a father of 3 and a grandfather as well. I’m a loving husband and provider, not only financially, but emotionally too.
I heard out of my son’s mouth something I never thought I would hear – ‘Dad, I wanna be just like you!’ Today my answer is ‘Son, I WANT you to be like me too.’ I made myself transparent and no one can tell my story. That alone has set me free. I now look in the mirror and like the new me. I am a TYRO.” - Shawn Langford