Last Wednesday my name turned into Sweet Caroline at E-hoops. As some of the guys needed me to remind them of what Matts name was so I had to ask if they remembered mine…”Its Caroline, like Sweet Caroline, because you are and I mean it,” was the response I got! What charm these young men have! We put together a contract as a group of what they want out of E-hoops and what measures need to be taken to have a productive session each week. A big idea we discussed was Respect. Sitting around a room with about 20 Mac computers everyone was thinking about respecting equipment and facilities, then we started talking about respecting each other, and themselves. After E-hoops was over that night. I thought about how important respect really is. It all starts with the ability to respect yourself. If you are true to yourself it allows you to create opportunities to experience success. And once you get a taste of what accomplishment feels like, it is hard to turn back on it. By showing something as simple as respect, will open so many doors for these young men. And by showing up for E-hoops every week they have already started to take steps in the right direction, wether they know it or not. It is all about the choices you make and I cannot wait to see the progress we make every week.