One moment that really stands out to me is when I got in trouble with an adult and we had to go to sort it out with the other adults in charge. The adults in charge heard the other adult’s side, and when it was my turn to speak, she really tried to get in-depth with my story. And in the end, she believed my side, which was the true side. The other adult had a different perspective. It felt like their perspective was shaped, not by what happened, but, because they didn’t like me. I felt respected by the adults in that they really listened to me and didn’t think of me as a bad kid at all.

—Littleton High School