'Refuse to lose': Teen inspired inside juvenile detention helping others
MUSKEGON, MI -- Change how you think. Change how you feel.
That's some of the advice Tyya Cunningham received from mentor Leslie King, founder and director of Sacred Beginnings.
Cunningham, 16, of Muskegon, is going through the Lighthouse Girls Treatment Program, which is part of the 20th Circuit Court Family Division.
Sacred Beginnings is a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit that works with human trafficking victims.
Cunningham first met King when she spoke to the group of girls in the Lighthouse program about three months ago. Cunningham was new to the 4-month intensive program at the time.
"She knew how I was from the first day she seen me," Cunningham said of King. "She understood. She can relate to me."
And how was she?