FEEDBACK FROM OUR COMMUNITY

the positive feedback we receive from those who attend our events or are affected by our mission is what keeps us going. we are honored to post some of that feedback here.


Reactions to Former NBA Player Chris Herren’s sharing of his story of addiction at Westfield High School.

Chris Herren’s presentation is relevant in every community...drug and alcohol use has no boundaries, sees no color and does not discriminate.
— Louise DeDea, Westfield Municipal Alliance Coordinator
Thank you for sharing your story, I am very thankful that we got to have you at our school, you are an inspiration to many people and many more to come thank you so much you have changed my life for the better, thank you so much.
— Middle School Student
 

following are responses to the Marc Mero’s B.A.D.D. Champion of choices tour held at Schuyler Colfax Middle School, George Washington Middle School, and Anthony Wayne Middle School in 2017.

I just want to THANK YOU on behalf of all our children at Anthony Wayne Middle School in Wane NJ, Mr. Marc Mero, after hearing from some of the kids I just want [Marc] to know [HE] MADE A DIFFERENCE in their lives! [He was] a very touching speaker who brought tears to almost every child listening... thank you [Marc] for your inspiring motivational speech to all.
— Joie M., Parent
My son came home and told us all how amazing and motivating [Marc’s] presentation was. Thank you! He also offered to play with his “annoying” little brother and gets what my husband and I always tell him; Treat each day as if it is your last.
— Hallie W., Parent
I just wanted to say that [Marc] absolutely changed my perspective on life... I see a lot of my friends treating other people badly. After I heard [Marc’s] words I will stand up to them and not be a follower.
— Cheryl L., Student
[Marc,] thanks so much for coming to our school today, what you said was really inspirational and moving, my uncle died of drug overdose and this was just an extra reminder of the horrible affects from drugs and why you should never do them, thank you!
— Emily F., Student
After [Marc’s] presentation I realized I should never take drugs, get drunk and smoke. Even before [his] beautiful presentation I knew I would never but [Marc] made sure that I won’t.
— Chris W., Student

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