It looked like COVID-19 would shut down a brand-new Academy. With so much at stake, would it be possible to get back on track?
Former bank robber Jesse Wiese thought grit, hard work, and integrity would be enough to open doors after his release from prison. He was wrong.
Joe Avila has met celebrities and helped start programs that reach thousands. But as he nears retirement, he says his greatest achievement is simple.
DelTon grew up with a dad in prison. But thanks to Angel Tree camping, anger and loneliness would not define him.
When Darien’s mom went to prison, he kept it secret. Learning there were kids like him gave him a reason to succeed. Today, he's giving back.
April Harden—a single mom and college student—was grateful for the Angel Tree gifts and summer camp sponsorship. But she never dreamed that this connection would one day sustain her through tragedy.
Caleb had chased the approval of others since he was a kid. He never dreamed his longing could lead to witnessing a murder and doing time.