I want to thank you for coming to Penn State University to the Beaver, Shenango, and New Kensington campuses in August. I cannot tell you the impact that you left on our University.
For the last several years, Penn State has been rebuilding since 2011 when we learned that one of our own had damaged the reputation of our University and the lives of so many children and adults, and the community in general. Your program in my opinion is what our University needs as we continue to heal. I believe that it is very important for us to take advantage of these opportunities to understand human behavior and how we can support each other.
What you did for our students was life changing. Many in my classes where you either spoke or conducted small group sessions, still are talking about your visit. I had several students tell me that it was life changing for them and that they now see a direction for themselves and the importance of supporting one another. I have seen students who barely looked at each other, now spending time with each other, laughing together and wanting to be with each other even more.
My classes have changed since your visit Dwayne. I am now speaking with Penn State Officials and trying to see how we can expand the work of your organization at Penn State University campus wide.
yDwayne the amazing thing about your work is that it is unique in that it is restorative to our youth and potentially our entire country. It is my opinion that those who have had the privilege of participating with your program have been impacted and provided them with tools that will help them the rest of their lives. This program should be in every school in Canada and America!!!
Thank you again for your service to our communities. I look forward to working with you in the future events involving Penn State University.
With Deep Respect,
LaVarr W. McBride, Instructor
Administration of Justice