Dear Journey Group,

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. Coming into PFO I was not as self confident as I wanted to be. It was a big step for me to commit to PFO being that I rarely expanded my comfort zone and at first I felt uneasy about the whole experience. Since then I feel so safe and comfortable with everyone in this organization. I found that everyone was so welcoming and each and every teen and advisor in PFO has something special about them. I especially love the buddy events. I knew that the buddy events were something I was interest in even before I got the whole gist of PFO. It always puts a smile on my face when I see buddies interacting with teens and feeling safe and knowing that he or she has people who love them. PFO is such a safe environment and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity of being in PFO.

In gratitude,
Carlisle Poteat- Deblock