Hello, my name is Shon’Nishia Hall I’m currently attending New Earth Youthbuild. I am 21 years old and I was born and raised in Los Angeles California. I been struggling with high school for a while and I reached that point where I needed to find a good school and finish. I heard about New Earth from a friend that attends the school. My goal when I got here was to just get my high school diploma and that’s it, but actually being here and experiencing all that New Earth is really about like F.L.O.W and being apart of the student government body (YPC) made me realize this school is more than getting than getting your high school diploma. Being apart of YPC has really thought me the importance of being a leader not only in school but also at home and in my community, through YPC I’ve gotten the chance to be on Boat Trips, positive marches, etc. Attending this school also help me figure out what I want to do and be in life and that’s becoming nurse and knowing that I’m able to help people in need feels wonderful and I’m able to help someone sort of how New Earth helps me get my life back on track. If I wasn’t attending New Earth I don’t know where I would be right now, I Know it probably won’t be a good place. I’m Thankful for HG and Yana for giving me this opportunity and creating our second home, somewhere we can feel safe and welcomed.