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 ...

  • You helped me open up my feelings and not be afraid

    Thank you very much. You helped me open up my feelings and not be afraid of what people say about me so thank you so much for all of your help. You rock so thanks, Jack and Jim. (original message)

    Student age 15, grade 10

  • 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 ...

  • I feel so much closer to people

    I had some expectations that this would be a bonding day to get to know each other better. I for sure met my expectation. The Quest I’m On day allowed me to realize that my friends and peers are going through things that I could not even imagine. Therefore, the most important thing ...

  • I appreciate it a lot

    Dear Jack, I really want to thank you for coming and doing this workshop with us. I never told my story to so many people I never thought to trust. I never wrote down my life story and let someone beside myself read it. I now feel more comfortable talking about my story. ...

  • 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. ...

  • The experience was successful and has affected many of the students

    Dear Jack, This experience with the younger students was interesting and inspiring. I felt that I have had done a pretty good job in reaching out, and also learned to do better with communication, thanks to your workshop training sessions. Although these workshops were surely successful and moving for the students at the ...

  • Finding these people that understand is wonderful

    Thank you so much. I have felt so alone and unwanted. It’s so hard for me to find that one person that I can talk to. The last couple days me and my mom have been butting heads. She took her anger out on me and hit me. This made me feel so ...

  • Thanks a lot

    Thanks a lot & I hope to see you again one day. My promise is that I will try to help support as many people as I can. Love. (original message)

    Leader’s Quest Program

  • It persuaded me to stop and help prevent bullying

    I really enjoyed your program today. It made me realize that people have really serious problems that I never knew about. It also persuaded me to stop and help prevent bullying in G.L. and wherever I do. Thanks, Jack and Jim. (original message)

    Aaron age 15, grade 10

    Dear Jack, Thank you for today because I got to meet and talk to children I never would have spoken to before. I’m new to Madonna, in fact new to Canada, so as you can imagine I have no friends as yet and as a result, I find myself on my own a ...

  • Testimonials from Students

  • I feel a lot better letting it out

    Thank you for today. I came in here this morning thinking it would be gay and I wasn’t going to come. But it turned out to be alright. The best activity (the line) was very emotional but I feel a lot better letting it out and for that I thank you guys very ...

  • 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 Volunteers

  • This day was full of surprises and unexpected reactions

    This day was full of surprises and unexpected reactions. Today made a powerful impact on the way I see things. It showed that guys have feelings too and that we are all equal… This day was needed to help us open up. Thank you so much. Everything seems so amazing how real life ...

  • Today you helped me very much

    Dear Jack, Thank you for today. Today you helped me very much. You helped me to let out my bottled up feelings. You made it a fun experience, while we were learning to trust complete strangers. Today you showed me that I’m not alone and that I have an amazing support system, that ...

  • 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 think you are of the coolest older person I’ve met

    Dear Jack, I think you are of the coolest older person I’ve met. I admire the way you were able to lead a bunch (of) teenagers to do something meaningful with their time. I don’t think I have anything I would want you to change about how you handled the workshops because you ...

  • Thank you for your commitment to this Quest

    Thank you for your commitment to this Quest you’re on! Bit by bit, I believe we can change the world and enrich our children’s lives with love, challenge and purpose. God bless you both. Your parents have instilled in you love & caring for all. Thank you. (original message)