...trust [your] young people and never compare them to anyone else. They are who they are, and that is perfect.
Who has time for school when there is so much to learn?!”
I wouldn't have changed anything...Even aspects of the program that were difficult were just opportunities to be challenged and grow more.
I learned [at OC] how to be independent, how to work with others, and to not be afraid to try.
OC made me a more confident public speaker,
more comfortable around adults, and encouraged me to see
people of all ages as my peers.
Some of my best friends in the
entire world are people I met during my time at OC.