RAMP Success Story: Savannah

Savannah Lucas was on probation from January 2022 – August 2022 for terroristic threats against her school. During this time, she was enrolled in Peckham and the RAMP program. Savannah comes from a low socioeconomic status, single-parent household. She lives in Flint, Michigan, and has a history of depression and substance use. She also has friends that are involved in gangs and gun violence. She recently lost a close friend to gun violence over the summer. Savannah was referred to RAMP by her probation officer and found out about the program when she was referred.

Savannah attended almost every RAMP session while she was in the program. She completed all her weekly goals and individualized mentoring plan (IMP) and was matched with a mentor in June 2022. Savannah and her mentor, Jackelyn, have spent much time together since being matched. Jackelyn would come to the program and spend time with Savannah during RAMP sessions and Peckham programming hours. They also went kayaking together, went to lunch, got ice cream, and went to a putt-putt course.

Savannah has completed her probation and will enroll in high school in the fall. While on probation, she completed all her seventh and eighth-grade coursework and will now be one year ahead in school. Savannah also held a role in the Peckham Panther Club, a leadership club for standout youth, for over three months before transitioning out of the program. Savannah told her mentor and program coordinator: “I am ready to go back to school now.”