Richard Thackrey had to realize some things about himself before he could move past them and he has Fort Knox Devers Middle School and Teen Center to thank.
“From coming here I was learning I was really angry,” Thackrey said. “I was depressed.”
With mentorship and encouragement from Devers staff, Thackrey changed his outlook. The staff, he said, showed him he was “a good kid.”
The volunteer role even helped him cope when his father told him and two of his siblings that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer.