Before Alateen, the hardest things for me to do or say were: expressing my feelings to my dad or mom, trying to make friends, and talking to people without worrying about what they would think of me.

Since coming to Alateen I have courage to be myself around other people, have my own style, and not just look how my older sister or anyone else wanted me to tell people how I feel. Now, I can be more outgoing and talk to people more, think for myself, and be my own person.

Briana, OH