"Probably the best experience of my life"
"I feel like I am back...I feel like I can do so much"
"Every child and every school should do these programs"
"Tim and Ben are great to work with...they are so inspiring and educational."
Testimonials - from young people, parents & partners
Praise from Parents
‘Every school and every child should do programs like this’- Parent January 2015
‘Hi Tim and Ben, I just wanted to write and let you know that James (and I!) thought the leadership program last week was fantastic. He had a great time and learnt heaps and basically cannot wait until the next one in the Christmas holidays. As I said to you, he is normally not that keen on holiday programs so it was a pretty special week. Thanks so much to both of you.’ -Parent October 2014
‘Thanks so much for an excellent holiday program. He enjoyed every minute of it and that was no doubt partly due to the variety of activities on offer. He couldn't wait to get going each morning and to share the morning's activities when I picked him up. It was great to know he was in an active but safe environment and being pushed enough to try new activities with confidence. I'm so pleased we have discovered your holiday program. Many thanks.’ – Parent 2014
‘I pass on my thanks to you and your support crew for your wonderful school holiday program. Our son had one of the best experiences of his life. He loved every moment of the program. He felt very privileged to be part of it. My husband also wants to pass on his thanks to you. The only drawback for him though was waiting for our son at the end of each program session as he didn't want to leave! – Parent 2013
‘Tim is an outstanding motivator and mentor who exhibits boundless energy and enthusiasm in his quest to inspire all around him to reach their full potential.’ – Parent 2013
‘We came to see it was Ben that had facilitated my son's great transition [to his new school]. We came to know Ben as someone who really walks his talk. Lots of people talk about respect, kindness, tolerance – but they don’t put it into practice. We realised that the high level of empathy, respect and kindness that Ben displayed to each and every student in his class created a huge impression on his boys. His high positive regard for every student in his class made them feel valued and really modelled very important values and ethics. On top of that he is just a positive and energetic person whoes happy and easy-going disposition I’m sure would have a positive effect on any student.’ - Parent 2014
'We know Tim that you have had great success with high achievers in the past but your hard work, effort, guidance, inculcation of dignity and self-respect and leading by example has allowed others to see the beautiful child our son is – instead of him holding back or holding himself in’ - Parent 2014
Praise from Participants
‘Tim and Ben and great to work with...they are so educational and inspiring’ Participant January 2015
'Probably the best experience of my life' - Participant March 2014
‘I feel 'back'…I haven’t felt like this in more than a year...I feel like I can do so much’ – Participant October 2014
‘The best holiday program ever’ – Participant October 2014
‘I have learnt so much during my time in the community development program…now I know how to make a difference to the environment. Ben is a great supporter and advisor. He has great suggestions and ideas.’ - Participant April 2014
‘Mr R is awesome. He is calm and has the ability to connect with students.’ ‘He allows us to do and make our own choices. He challenges us and makes learning fun.’ ‘He is very calm, caring, fair and reasonable. He has a funny and humorous but sensible approach.’ - Student 2014
‘Your input and influence on my life has been life-changing.’- Student 2013