I’m sharing a personal experience which I believe validates my firm belief that we can change the world one person at a time. One of my CPS kids residing in a RTC (Residential Treatment Center) told me that I was on her “day trip” list which meant I could take her from the RTC to go on outings. Really?? I never knew such a thing existed. So, we started going to the movies, bowling, shopping, rodeo, lunch. A few weeks ago she told me that looking forward to our outings kept her from running away (she ran from every other placement over the last year). She turns 18 next week and tomorrow gets on a plane to live with family in Washington! If you have the time to make a personal connection with a person in need, it can change their life (and yours)!