Testimonials from Students
  • It brought us together

    Dear Jack, Thank you so much for today. We met new people, and for us Grade 9’s it brought us together and showed us that at Madonna we aren’t alone. There are people here that are willing to listen to us. Jack, I promise that if I ever see anyone upset and they ...

  • This whole program really opened my eyes and my heart

    I would really like to thank the two of you for helping a lot of us today get our feelings out and just to be totally honest. I’m very thankful I was invited today because I’ve had some feelings bottled up that just had to be let out. This whole program today really ...

  • I had tons of fun and learned a lot today

    Dear Jack, Thank you very much for this awesome day! I had tons of fun and learned a lot today. You helped me express myself better and gave me more strength and hope. I loved this session, and would love to see you again :). My promise to be more involved in the ...

  • Thank you and don’t stop

    There is not a lot I can say other than… thank you and don’t stop! (original message)

    Student age 15, grade 10 

  • Great for boys to be allowed to cry

    There should be more things like this & uplifting things for schools on a regular basis. Great for boys to be allowed to cry. They’re always expected to be tough. (original message)

    Student age 15, grade 10

  • I’ve learned some of the most important values of life

    I would just like to tell you how thankful I am that you guys came here today! You both are brilliant guys and have taught me so much over such a short period of time. I think I’ve learned some of the most important values of life today. This program has opened my ...

  • I learnt a lot about me

    Dear Jack, Thank you so very much for all that you have taught me. Personally for myself I learnt a lot about me, and started looking at things from a different point of view. I think that from this day onward I will take into consideration people’s feelings, and the way I look ...

  • This improved my communication skills a lot

    Dear Jack, Thank you for coming to help us throughout this workshop. This improved my communication skills a lot. Come back to Bosco next year to help the next ones doing this activity. There’s really nothing to improve on since the workshops were successful. (original message)

  • I felt good

    It felt good to know that I wasn’t the only one that had all these troubles.

    Jason age 14, grade 9

  • Today was definitely a learning experience for everybody

    Dear Jack, Today was definitely a learning experience for everybody. I think everyone really learned something new about someone or something. Thank you so much for coming to Madonna and teaching everybody a little bit about themselves and others. I promise to try and be a better leader and help people when they ...

  • You encouraged us to dig deep and open up

    Dear Jack, Today was great. Really. You encouraged us to dig deep and open up. Also you made us feel that crying was a natural and good thing. Thank you so much. You also touched topics that a lot of us are afraid to talk about like being violated and thinking about suicide. ...

  • I learned who I really was & all my faults

    Dear Jack, Today’s class has taught me a lot. I learned who I really was & all my faults. I have realized the events that occurred in my life. I promise with all my heart to make the future events less painful and instead make it brighter. PS. Thank you! (original message)

    Dear Jack, Today was a great experience overall for me because I got to know other students more and learned the qualities of a leader. This taught me to improve my listening skills, and to become a better person. Thank you for taking your time to come to Madonna. (original message)

    Dear Jack, Thank you very much for giving up your time to help try and better people lives. I know you helped me because you showed that I am not the only child who has problems. People are going through the same things as me and probably worse. You/this workshop showed me that ...

  • I learned to trust, to accept and to forgive others

    Dear Jack, This was a very emotional experience and I learned a lot. I learned to trust, to accept and to forgive others. Hopefully I keep these lessons with me for the rest of my life. This was a truly unique experience and I hope I will be able to do this again. ...

  • I know I won’t forget today and change will happen

    Dear Jack, I would like to thank you for a wonderful and changing day. I know I won’t forget today and change will happen. In the beginning of the day I thought I would be with the people I know. I didn’t know by the end of the day I would have friends ...

  • Testimonials from Staff

  • Thank you for the work that opened us to think beyond

    Dear Jack, Thank you for working with us on this workshop because without you this wouldn’t be happening. Jack, you believed that we could do this workshop when others said we cannot. In addition, you made us learn a lot about communication, body language, eye contact and patience, little things that make our ...

  • I loved all the activities

    I’m thankful that you came to our school to discuss our quest. I loved all the activities. It helped me and teached me at the same time. Jack, your methods are amazing and I give you credit to come in our school and adapt. This was no easy task but you never know ...

  • Testimonials from Teachers