“We got loud with each other and they let me get everything out, and then we sat down and talked. They’re a part of my life. I think I’d be lost without them,” says Joann Awan about her involvement with Getting Ahead and The Factory Ministries in Pennsylvania.

“We didn’t have no friends when we first moved, and made enemies with the school right off the bat.”

Joann is a current Getting Ahead investigator and has two children involved in the youth center at The Factory Ministries. Check out the video to learn more about her experiences and their impact on her relationships with the community.