As Troy's seven-year sentence for counterfeiting checks was winding down, the pressure was ratcheting up. Troy had already made up his mind that the day he was released from a Florida prison would be the last incarcerated day of his life. While Troy knew he would need help moving forward, he had no idea from where that help would come.
Troy began searching for a place he could immediately turn to when the day he had been anticipating for seven years finally arrived. He was looking for an organization with a history of success. He found it when he found Alvis.
Soon after Troy's release date arrived, he arrived at Alvis. Here, he excelled in the Restoration Academy program where his hard work led to an internship with an opportunity for full-time employment after six months. But Troy was on a different schedule. The offer of a full-time job came after only two months.
Troy seized his opportunity and he's not letting go. He's not only a model employee, but he's also learning new skills every day. Most recently, his maintenance job has given him the chance to hone his plumbing skills.
Troy's future looks even brighter than his recent past. He has plans to be married next year on the 4th of July. He and his fiancée chose that date in honor of Troy's parents, who were also married on Independence Day.
That's more than a heartfelt gesture. It's a metaphor of what Troy's life has become. A life of independence.