I wanted to express my deepest thanks for your outstanding participation in this year's program. Your commitment to youth and our community really puts you in the "Hero" category.
-Sgt. B. McGovern, Community Policing, New Milford Police Department
On behalf of the entire Carusi Middle School community, I would like to thank you and your outstanding organization for your time and commitment to our students over this past year. You have truly made a positive impact on many of our children and served as a positive role model.
-B. J. Betze, Principal, Carusi Middle School, Cherry Hill, NJ
Our thanks go out to you for your participation in our "Read Across America Day". You don't know how many positive comments that we have heard from different individuals regarding the message you presented to our students. We know our students are looking forward to your return.
-G. Hart, Principal, Ravine Drive Elementary School
The motivational speakers that you presented for the DARE TO DREAM event drew a great deal of praise from all who witnessed the assemblies, including staff, students and community members. Rest assured, all of the gentlemen involved made an impact on the students in this school district.
-D. Pagliaro, President, Mt. Pleasant Education Foundation, Inc.
I greatly appreciated your visit to help us celebrate Black History Month. Your advice to our students regarding academic achievement, setting goals, staying away from drugs and the need for self-respect confirmed the message we have been giving the students throughout the year. Hearing this advice from a professional athlete helped the students to realize its importance. Our students gained important insight into what the future may hold for them as they grow into young adults.
-R. D. Ostrove, Principal, Lakewood Middle School
Your presentation was not only energizing to start off the day but was incredibly inspirational. We heard and continue to hear from the students and adults who were in attendance of not only their appreciation of your efforts but of how impressed they were by your speech. Without your efforts the day would not have happened or been such a success.
-M. Britton, Youth/Program Coordinator, "Teens REBEL/We're Not For Sale" Summit Camden County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc.
...It does my heart good to know there are men in our community who pay attention and take action to help those of us who need it. It confirmed to me you don't just say things to hear yourself talk, but back up what you say - a rarity in today's society. I would love [my son] to be a part of your program. He lacks community service experience, something I take fault for. I am so busy with work and the schedules of my 2 boys, I have neglected to find the time to make sure they give back to their community. I'd like to rectify that wrong now. I'd love for my other 2 boys to become involved as well... Any guidance you are able to provide would be greatly appreciated. I too tell my boys they are destined for Greatness...It's just tough trying to lay out a path for them to get there by myself. Once again, thank you and I appreciate what you have already done.
...on behalf of the PTA board members, the entire Warnsdorfer staff and our students we would like to thank Mr. Allgood for taking the time out of his busy schedule to come and speak at our school. ...It was a pleasure to meet him and I wanted to thank him for sharing his story with the students. I totally could relate to what he shared about his upbringing and how his mother impacted his life. While listening to him speak I thought how true it is that as parents we have a responsibility to raise our children to be the best that they can be! ...Like the students I sat very interested in what you had to say. It was insightful and to the point! Like you I had a strong mother who took no prisoners nor did she tolerate excuses. You are doing a great thing for the community and in honor of Jackie Robinson day I would like to share this with you. After hearing this quote I immediately thought of you. "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." - Jackie Robinson
-Y. Bishop, Corresponding Secretary for the Warnsdorfer Elementary School PTA
Wanted to say thank you for the great time the YMCA families and staff members had. There were a total of 100 YMCA family and staff members that attended the event. For 180 Turning Lives Around there were a total of 23 clients. Again Thank you and looking forward to doing further events with you. Have a great day.
Mrs. Geronimo, Bayview Elementary