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- FHL Thoughts - A Poem by a recent Graduate: July 2013
Letter from a Lodge Graduate 25 years later (June 1988):
When I was 13 years old I entered the Lodge. The year was 1986. I remember it vividly. I was a scared little guy. I wanted to come to the Lodge because I was lucky enough to realize how much emotional trouble I was in. It was at the Lodge that I learned to trust adults again and form relationships with them, as well as with kids my own age. I met some great counselors there, great people who changed my life. I think back to the Lodge, almost daily. I recognize the lessons I was taught, the skills I learned, in order to be successful in life.
Now, I am a 37 year old educator. I received my M.A. in US History almost two years ago, and have obtained my credential to teach high school social studies. I remember there was a member of the Lodge who told me once that if I ever wanted a job at the Lodge or any other residential treatment center, he would recommend me. I have really given some deep thought to working at a place like the Lodge. Working with your milieu would be rewarding. I remember what it was like to be in that state of mind, and I would like to be a teacher who could create a safe classroom for students at a residential treatment center.