TYROs are amazing people with amazing stories. They come from all walks of life, and each one of them has a unique set of experiences that make up his or her journey. You can read some of our favorites here. If you are a TYRO and would like to tell your story, send us an email by clicking here.
Louis Nanez, Jr.: Taking the Right Steps to Make His Dreams Come to Life
Louis “Louie” Nanez, Jr. grew up on the west side of San Antonio in the mid-1970s. Like so many kids in urban areas, he was exposed to gang violence, drugs, and the rougher aspects of street life at an early age. At 17 years old, his parents knew they had to do something and pushed him hard to enlist in the military. He did, joining the U.S. Navy upon graduation.
A TYRO making some amazing strides
Sometimes a bit of inspiration is all it takes to jump start transformation in our lives. TYRO Danny C. is living proof of this. While incarcerated at Toledo Correctional, he heard a speech from a RIDGE Project facilitator that he credits as the beginning of the turnaround that has become his life. "When I heard him talk about his life and how he changed, it made me want to change as well."
TYRO Dawn Lamb - The First Woman TYRO at a RIDGE Partner Organization
It has been said that perseverance is not a long race, but many short races one after another. This certainly holds true for Ms. Dawn Lamb, single mother of two, who is a TYRO making history as the first woman to gain employment through one of our partner trucking agencies.
Dunkin 4 Donations
Toledo, Ohio TYROs Truly Making a Difference in Their Community A group of TYROs in the Toledo, Ohio area recently participated in the fifth annual "Dunkin' 4 Donations" charity event held December 21 at Scott High School's Ben E. Williams Field House. Founded under the brand, “Hands Over Hearts”, the basketball charity event is held each year to raise money and collect toys for local shelters and less fortunate and needy families.