You might have seen our recent Facebook post about Evontay Oats, one of our 2017 high school grads, who was heading out to California to enroll in Fullerton College.
Well, he's all set out there and practicing with the football team. Evontay got himself noticed by the school after posting videos on social media of himself playing high school ball.
He and his CHOICES worker, Patrick Beiting, headed to California on Aug. 6 and spent a few days getting Evontay ready for school. He has experienced several firsts out on the West Coast already - he ate fish for the first time and loved it, and he got to see the ocean.
"I am very confident he will be doing great things," Beiting said. "He is so motivated to do great."
And typical of kids who leave home for college, he is ready for care packages. Thank you to the many who already have volunteered to send things. CHOICES is collecting items for him, with plans to send boxes quarterly.
If you want to help, contact Ashley Pester - firstname.lastname@example.org.
And just in case you're wondering, here's a list of things Evontay wouldn't mind finding in a care package: Hot Grippos; protein bars and shakes; strawberry Muscle Milk; Cinnamon Toast Crunch; Gatorade; granola bars; Little Debbie cakes (not chocolate); oatmeal cream pies; candy; Doritos and Ruffles; Flamin'
Hot Cheetos, fruit roll-ups; Rice Krispies; air freshener; hand soap; and a reusable water bottle.