"This trip really opened my eyes..." by Caleb Lony - Henrietta Church of Christ

My time at Fortress this summer was fantastic. I had so much fun getting to know my kid and some of the other kids. I came here really not knowing what to expect; however, now that I've done it and gone through the program, I see that it's more than what I expected. The staff was amazing and did a great job with the kids. I saw the connections they had with the kids and it was just incredible. I can't stress enough how much Dani and the Fortress staff do for these kids. It is really inspiring. Through urban experience, this trip really opened my eyes to other people's hardships and situations. It showed me that a simple water bottle or small conversation can go a long way.  It really made me appreciate what I have and inspired me to do more for those around me. Overall, I rate my experience a 10 out of 10. I will definitely be returning.