Thank you for helping others find their voice and for bringing out all the fantastic youth from Lakeside for yet another outstanding presentation. You both have come so far & have turned what was once horribly upsetting & negative pasts into hope & promise for a bright future, not only for yourselves, but for the multitude of kids whose eyes have been opened (often for the first time) to possibilities they never imagined for themselves! I have been and will remain a strong supporter of your work & appreciate all you do to encourage positive change in kids & in the general attitude of our local communities, you’re a fantastic credit to us all!
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!!!-