Kirk and Gabriel I just wanted to drop you a quick note and thank you for the amazing job you did presenting your workshop for the kids at the Unity Retreat weekend. I am in awe of how quickly your work moves kids to open up and share themselves. In working with teens for the past 17 years I have never seen anything quite like it…They have taken your lessons and tools home and are using them…We are so blessed to have the two of you in this community working with our youth and encouraging them to speak out and stand for themselves and others.
Hi, I graduated from high school at Kalamazoo Central 3 years ago…I just wanted to let you know that lately, whenever I need something empowering, I listen to your words. Since graduating I’ve moved to New York and I’ve been sharing your words and stories here and you’ve got many fans here now. I hope you’re both doing well, and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you.-
…I was at Lakeside Academy and attended the classes that were put on by Speak It Forward. I loved and appreciated what you did for me and my fellow peers. It has been almost a year and a half since I left and I’m doing much better now. The things you taught me I still use to this day. Thank you.-
I still wear my shirt from your first performance downtown Kalamazoo. Circa 2006 or so… You guys are the TRUTH!!!-