Evac graduate Chris Wright, who plans to attend Florida State College in Jacksonville and study business, said the accomplishment that meant the most to him was setting a positive example for other young people.
“We made a difference,” he said.
Wright wants the movement — and its graduates — to continue the mission of turning tragedy into hope.
“We can help the whole world,” he said.
Fellow Evac graduate Jaborie Lewis agreed.
“It showed us we can do a lot to help people. It gave us hope,” said Lewis, who is college-bound and wants to be an engineer.
His advice for future Evac students: “Tell them to have faith.” It’s all about sharing their stories, he said, and working together to make things better. “Tell people what you’re going through.”