November 27, 2012
During the first 5 years of SquashSmarts, I championed their program from afar. In the more recent 5 years, starting in 2007, I became a rampant fan! I got to know Steve Gregg, its fearless leader, and the rest of his team. This is when I began to more thoroughly understand SquashSmarts' gift for providing academic support along with the experiences for their kids that would expand their view of the world. My feelings turned to passion when Steve and I talked about using my film production skills to create a video exclusively interviewing the middle school and high school SquashSmarts kids. This opportunity expanded my vision of and passion for SquashSmarts by getting to know the kids better. Hearing how they feel about SquashSmarts in their own words and the influence SquashSmarts has had on them is so meaningful. It can be viewed on YouTube : youtube.com/watch?v=uqbMLSs-RDY. I love and respect SquashSmarts and am so impressed with the kids and the team that nurtures their individual gifts. Since producing the film, I try to volunteer as much as possible and feel better about myself every time I walk away.
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