“It’s been the best time of my life,” Dillon says. “This is my favorite class, and I love it so much. It makes me happy every single day when I go in there.”
Those are some powerful words coming from this senior in our LEAD program at Cheyenne Mountain High School. Diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, depression and anxiety, Dillon says he wasn’t happy with life as a freshman.
“I didn’t want to live pretty much, and I didn’t want to do anything,” he explains. “After joining LEAD, it just helped me so much because everyone was so kind and amazing.”
Dillon says it’s one of his best classes ever. Many of his classmates agree. Why?
“I really like how it’s a safe place,” he says. “We all have experiences that are somewhat similar, and we all have similar disabilities. It’s a place that we can all go and share everything. It really helps that I know I have this problem, and then someone else can come over and share the exact same story. We have so much in common.”
When Dillon graduates from high school in May, he wants to study psychology and pay forward what he’s learned.