Just this week, we saw the tragic results of kids making bad decisions when 25-year-old Joshua Boggess was robbed and killed for no reason at all. Three teenagers are charged with the crime, and while they are going to bed charged with a crime, there is another group of young adults in Charleston with a new lease on life.
It’s a workshop that only lasts two days, but it’s helping to create responsible, young adults. It's called Motivating the Teen Spirit.
The people in the workshop don't judge one another. There are no secrets, only solutions. Lisa Nichols says to achieve that, takes responsibility and understanding.
“They give themselves permission to be honest and true to themselves quicker, faster and longer,” said Nichols. “They don’t wait until they are 40 to do the work.”
With that, comes tears and tough conversations. But Carrie Sanders says it changed her life because for four months now, she’s been clean and sober.
“It made me realize how much I was hurting my mom and my family,” said Sanders. “That has kept me from doing any drugs since then.”
And this group of kids would tell you that they couldn't have said that 48 hrs ago before the workshop.
They’re taking ownership today to create a better tomorrow.