Growing up as an immigrant in America was difficult for Isaiah. His mom was left to raise a 2-week-old and 5-year-old in a strange land with no friends or family to help after Isaiah's dad passed away.
His mother remarried shortly after, but despite a little more family stability at home, Isaiah was bullied and harassed in school. He became suicidal and expressed a desire to end his life.
Isaiah participated in one of our community-based program and changed. He took on a job, excelled in school and even acquired a full-ride scholarship for college.