"Hey there Summit! I just wanted to thank all of you for helping me learn to live as an adult. Y'all helped me set boundaries for myself and make healthy relationships. Not all of my time was pleasant lol but neither is healing."
"Keep up the good work, you've changed so many lives, mine included. Thank you!"
"My name is Sarah. I graduated Summit February 2009. I have had a wonderful blessed life since. I'm attending college, have a great job, and am living a healthy productive life."
"Summit worked well for me because it took me out of the environment I struggled in, and gave me a platform to build a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle."
"When I think of Summit, I think of a diverse and memorable place that had significant impact on my life as a whole. Although sometimes I wish there was an easier alternative way to intervene with problems that led to my enrollment, overall I understand the decision and thankful for the experience. For me, Summit was an atmosphere in which I was surrounded by a solid support system of staff, who were able to provide me with the help that I needed-no matter the area it was in."
"At times it was very difficult there, and I was frustrated with my parents and myself for being sent there. But I pushed through and graduated high school from Summit with honors as a National Merit Finalist two months after my 17th birthday. During my final months at Summit, I had decided that I wanted to pursue an academic postgraduate year. I now know that it was all worth it. If I hadn’t been resilient and hadn’t been focused on my goals, my life would have been radically different. None of this could have been possible if I had stayed at the public school where I wasn’t being academically challenged, or chosen to stop walking on a hike because of a hill, or refused to fix my family relationships. Now I’d like to end on a quote that I think really exemplifies my journey so far through life: “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think that I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams"