After growing up in a rough neighborhood, the loss of a childhood friend made Bill feel like he needed a fresh start. With the help of a family member he tried a few different times to get his life back on track but still found himself lacking motivation, until one day a neighbor told him about PYB. He says that the fact that we welcomed him with open arms made him feel like this was the type of place where he could buckle down and get serious about his future. “They held you accountable, and I think I needed that in life at that point. When I got here I didn’t look back.”
Bill is now a proud journeyman carpenter. He and his wife purchased their first home together a few years after Bill graduated from our program.