Our annual report and annual letter go out to our donors twice a year, highlighting the amazing accomplishments of our students and alumni. Showcasing student quotes, letters to Archway, life at Archway, graduation, events, life after Archway, and a list of our incredibly generous donors, we’re proud to present this compilation of achievements year after year.

Ted

Alumni

Ted

Alumni

My name is Ted and I graduated from Archway in 2010 and returned as a member of the recovery staff in 2014 for four years. As a student I was treated as family. I was encouraged to explore my goals and provided with the resources needed to accomplish them. In addition to our classwork, we learned what it was like to be a member of a community that had a culture of constant growth while helping one another to do so together. Without this place, and the people who I met there, I would have missed so many of the opportunities that I have been able to take! After graduating, I attended the University of St. Thomas and earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I also earned my MBA from the Acton School of Business in Austin. Currently, I am building a career in real estate while also living a life full of community service and adventure. Most of the important relationships I have today were built while I was at Archway—from my classmates, to teachers and staff, and all the way up to the Board of Directors. I am very grateful to Archway for helping me create a solid foundation to build my life.

(2020-2021 annual report)

Lillian

Alumni

Lillian

Alumni

My name is Lillian and I graduated from Archway in 2020. During my time at Archway, I reconnected with my talents and purpose. I started writing music again and performing (something I stopped during my addiction). I’m currently interning at studio 713 in audio engineering and marketing/public relations. I’m performing all over Houston and will be shooting my 2nd music video next month. My music is turning from a passion/hobby into a full-time career. My music is a little dark but transformative and relatable. I’m on Spotify and Apple Music and am growing my presence outside of Houston as well. I’m very grateful for Archway and my recovery journey because it brought me back to myself. I’m the best version of me today and I’m chasing after dreams once lost. It feels amazing to have my insides and my outsides match up. 

(2020-2021 annual report)

Sean

Alumni

Sean

Alumni

My name is Sean and I graduated from Archway in 2015. After graduation, I worked in the recovery field for three years before committing to business school full-time. In May, I will be graduating from the University of Houston with a degree in Supply Chain Management. After interning with Amazon, I was offered a full-time position with a Houston-based company as an Associate Business Transformation Consultant. I proposed to my longtime girlfriend in March and we became homeowners this year! I am very grateful for the time I spent at Archway where I was able to rediscover who I wanted to be. Without Archway, I wouldn’t have gone to college, met my fiance, or developed some friendships that will last a lifetime. 

(2020-2021 annual report)

Lucas

Alumni

Lucas

Alumni

Lucas graduated from Archway in 2018 and moved to Austin to attend St. Edward’s. After two years in Austin, he moved to Oklahoma City to pursue his dream in Audio Engineering. He is currently a student in the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma. 

(2019-2020 annual report)

Robert

Alumni

Robert

Alumni

Robert just celebrated 10 years sober! He often shares about being homeless in high school right before he embraced his recovery and is always looking for a way to give back. Robert received his undergrad at UH, his master’s at the University of St. Thomas, and just started a PhD program in Political Science. He also married his best friend, Rene, in early 2020.

(2019-2020 annual report)

Hailey

Alumni

Hailey

Alumni

Hailey graduated from Archway in June of 2014. She is finishing her bachelor’s in Social Work at the University of Houston. She celebrated 9 years sober this summer and is currently working at Memorial Hermann’s Prevention and Recovery Center as a Counselor Intern. Hailey has been dating her long-term boyfriend, Sean, for six years. They met during their time at Archway.

(2019-2020 annual report)

Alaya

Alumni

Alaya

Alumni

Alaya started at Archway in April of her junior year and now has 13 months of sobriety. She says the accountability and structure she receives at Archway has a huge impact on her success and graduation from high school. “I have always wanted to go to college and attain a career for myself. Not only am I graduating from high school, but now I get to take my pick of multiple universities. I have matured and grown and become a trusted woman in my family and my community.” Alaya will continue her education at either Texas Southern University or Lamar University.

(2018 fund letter)

Carson

Alumni

Carson

Alumni

Carson enrolled at Archway in the beginning of his sophomore year and has now been sober for 2 years. He gives Archway credit for providing him with the necessary structure to help him maintain his sobriety while achieving academic success. “Through getting sober, I have been able to take control of my life and take it in the direction I have always dreamed of.” This fall Carson will be off to California to attend the University of Redlands.

(2018 fund letter)

Cameron

Alumni

Cameron

Alumni

Cameron Cano is one success story where Archway played an important role, at a critical time in his life, allowing him to go forward to pursue his dreams. Cameron graduated in 2008 from Archway and went on to attend the University of Texas in Austin. After UT, Cameron enrolled at Baylor Law School where he graduated Cum Laude with Special Distinction in Litigation. Cameron will take the Bar Exam this summer and begin practice in the Austin office of Thompson Coe Cousins and Irons in September.

(2018 annual fund letter)

Gabi

Alumni

Gabi

Alumni

Gabi began her journey of recovery her sophomore year in high school when she started attending Archway Academy. Gabi will have 3 years sober in June. “Archway gave me the gift of self-exploration. I learned how to overcome some of the biggest obstacles that were holding me back from being my best. I’ve built strong connections with my family, created deep lifelong friendships, and discovered who I really am. Through this spiritual journey, I have created a window of opportunity for myself in life that I would not have had before Archway.” Gabi is valedictorian of her senior class and will be attending St. Edwards University this fall on a scholarship.

(2017 fund letter)

Devyn

Alumni

Devyn

Alumni

Devyn started Archway two years ago and has had a difficult road at times with his recovery. But Devyn is a fighter and has created a beautiful future for himself. “Math is one of my strongest subjects and I’ve always cared deeply about my education. Recovery has deepened my faith in myself and showed me that I’m capable of a lot more than I thought.” Devyn plans to attend the University of Houston and will pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He plans to work in the oil and gas industry when he graduates and is looking at a summer internship in the field. “None of this would have been possible without getting my head back in the game and finding my passion again. I owe it all to Archway and my recovery community.”

(2017 fund letter)

Erika

Alumni

Erika

Alumni

Erika started at Archway her sophomore year and is a graduating senior. She has two years sober and big dreams for her future. “I come from a very hard background and most of the people in my family and my neighborhood are not living to their potential. When I got sober I decided to dream big.” Erika will be attending the University of Houston Downtown this fall and will be pursuing a degree in forensic science. Her dream job is to work with the court system. 

(2017 fund letter)

Staff

Lillian

Alumni

Lillian

Alumni

My name is Lillian and I graduated from Archway in 2020. During my time at Archway, I reconnected with my talents and purpose. I started writing music again and performing (something I stopped during my addiction). I’m currently interning at studio 713 in audio engineering and marketing/public relations. I’m performing all over Houston and will be shooting my 2nd music video next month. My music is turning from a passion/hobby into a full-time career. My music is a little dark but transformative and relatable. I’m on Spotify and Apple Music and am growing my presence outside of Houston as well. I’m very grateful for Archway and my recovery journey because it brought me back to myself. I’m the best version of me today and I’m chasing after dreams once lost. It feels amazing to have my insides and my outsides match up. 

(2020-2021 annual report)

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