Class of December 2010
Nikki K. came back to The Family Foundation School accompanied by other alumni to watch the performance of the school play on Family Day.
Nikki arrived at The Family Foundation School on January 30, 2009, and was placed in Family 5, now known as Lake House. She had Roxi Losicco as a sponsor her whole stay.
Nikki was doing the wrong thing at home for a long time and she didn’t believe her parents when they said she would get sent away. She constantly lied, stole money, skipped school regularly, and abused alcohol and drugs. Her parents couldn’t bear the pain she was putting them through, and eventually sent her to The Family Foundation School. “I was never happy with myself, and I was very depressed,” said Nikki K.
When Nikki arrived at The Family Foundation School, she struggled immensely with attention seeking and lying about her past. Roxi Losicco was a big help to Nikki and played a big part in her recovery. “Roxi helped me become a strong woman and helped me to stand up for what I believe in,” said Nikki. What made her begin to change and grow was a spiritual life developed here at The Family Foundation School. She also lost a beloved friend.
While Nikki K. was at The Family Foundation School, she developed a passion for the performing arts.
Nikki decided to stay an extra six months past her original graduation date. This tested her patience and pushed her to the limit. It prepared her to face the outside world, and she was grateful for the lessons she learned.
When she left the school, Nikki quickly realized life wasn’t what she wanted it to be. She had to make major adjustments in dealing with her family and friends. She made it through the hardships at home, however, and now is close with her family again. She attends The Fashion Institute of Technology and works at Pinkberry’s Frozen Yogurt. To the newcomer Nikki says, “The fantasy we have in our heads isn’t real. We need to focus on what’s in front of us, which is the next right thing.”