For many students who turn 18 before completing the school's therapeutic program, leaving becomes an option that puts a lot of what they've learned here to the test. One 18-year-old girl who promised herself some months ago to stay and finish up isn't so sure now. Things recently changed for her at home and there may be a chance for her to return to her former school. She knows that leaving isn't in her best interests, and that actually completing something she started is both confidence-boosting and character-building. But the temptation is strong.
We believe that personal integrity is a cornerstone of successful living, and that integrity implies the ability to keep one's commitments: Commitments to others, but especially the commitments we make to ourselves.