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Posts by David Laylor

Walking on thin ice

by Jean-Paul Thorne, Educational Director It was early evening Christmas Eve, 1999. The tree was lit up. There was food and drink aplenty. he house was full of family, some having come from as far as Guatemala to join us. My parents, my brother and his family from North Carolina, and my uncle and grandmother…

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Travis shares how YOU can help

Executive Director, Travis Hall appears on WTVZ broadcast – Hampton Roads Issues to share the difference Youth Challenge is making in the face of the current Drug Epidemic. Watch the video HERE

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The Fatima Morgana Effect

by Jean-Paul Thorne, Educational Director It’s a type of mirage. I’m sure you were wondering. It’s a special type of mirage seen over oceans far, far in the distance, on the horizon.  It creates the illusion of a city on the clouds, hazy and far-away. It’s not real.  It’s just a play of light dancing off…

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Come, Chaos Seekers

by Jean-Paul Thorne, Educational Director I was talking with a student in our program recently, and during the conversation he expressed how he actually likes chaos, how there is a part of him that likes the excitement of chaos and the unknown.  He said it as he spoke about his life of addiction. I could…

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Some Useful Links for You to Get Started

It seems like you’re running a default WordPress website. Here are a few useful links to get you started: Migration How to use WordPress Migrator Plugin? Migrate WordPress from Siteground to Cloudways Migrate WordPress from GoDaddy to Cloudways General How do I take my website live from Cloudways? How to manage WordPress via WP-CLI on…

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Roots of Love

by Jean Paul Thorne Roots are amazingly powerful. At the beginning of their growth, they are thin, fragile, and tender; easily broken. Yet, ever so slowly…relentlessly… they gently push into the soil. And before you know it, these same roots have become a powerful network underground, affixing the tree to the ground with staggering might…

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