Addy's Story

In Henderson County, we fight for the health of our teens.


Aspire seeks to help young people overcome behavioral, emotional, or substance abuse obstacles, so they may realize their full potential. The program provides counseling, life skills development, and experiential education, as well as family counseling and parent support groups. Participants learn cooking skills from a licensed chef. Addy is a junior in high school who loves the new direction her life is taking. “I love coming here,” she said. “It is so much fun. I am doing better at school, and I enjoy sharing my feelings with my friends. I have also learned some cooking skills that I am using at home with my mom. I think it would be really cool to one day go to culinary school and work as a chef eventually!”