Real Teens. Real Challenges. Real Solutions.

Doug Hall

Native American Doug Hall began bronco riding when he was 16, as he and his family recovered from the car accident (caused by a drunk driver) that took his mother’s life when Doug was only 14. Doug’s mother had made him promise to never let alcohol become a part of his life. Picking up the pieces and moving forward took a lot of determination.

He says, “Most of my friends in high school drank and partied but I never did. At times it was hard not to give in to the peer pressure but through prayer, faith, and my will to keep that promise to my Mom-I never gave in! Anyone can pick up a bottle and take a drink, but not everyone is willing to get out of their comfort zone to get an education. To find out how Doug has persevered from being “bucked off a lot” to qualifying for national rodeo finals and winning a college rodeo scholarship (and a place on the Dean’s List).