Class of December 2007
FFS alumnus Emily R. came to visit on May 18 with her 23-month-old daughter Adelina.
Rodriguez arrived at The Family School in February of 2006. She was placed in Family Six with family leaders Paul Geer and Christine Speicher. She said that the biggest lesson she received from FFS was the ability to deal with everyday problems. “I see a lot of people my age that can’t overcome daily issues. I feel like I left this school with something that can help me for the rest of my life, and something to pass on to my daughter… if she’ll listen to me.”
Emily currently attends Hunter College in Manhattan where she studies psychology. She also works part time at a shoe store. Next year, R. plans to begin a Masters program in psychology or nursing.
Her biggest struggle is finding peers that she can trust. She said that it’s hard to find a support system of people her own age.
She says to the newcomer, “This is only a fraction of your life. It doesn’t last forever.”