"I can honestly say that since completing the TYRO program with The RIDGE Project and re-entering my community, I have done a complete 180 degree turn from being an unreliable, criminal-minded, non-existent member of society.
I've now proudly become not only a contributing factor in my family, but my family's provider, protector, and anchor. My once-estranged four-year old son now sees me as a hero, as do as my two step-children. I'm proud to say that I've just achieved two full years of continuous sobriety and, considering that alcohol and other substances were once the only thing that my mind could think of, that's one amazing accomplishment.
Now my life is filled with beauty, honor, and integrity. My wife and I have been married now for over a year, and we welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Ashlynn into the world June 14th of last year. I haven't missed one day of her life, and all of that is a direct result of the things that I learned in The Ridge Project's programs. So, to The Ridge Project, Mr. Willie Knighten, and all my other TYRO brothers, I'd like to say ‘thank you, God bless you, and here's to another year of being leaders in a society wonderful enough to give people like me a 2nd chance at the American Dream." - Rob Brumfield