Hearing fromStudents and Teachers


Teach One to Lead One mentors are changing the lives of students for the better. Our spring programs are wrapping up and we are hearing from students and teachers. Just what are they saying? Here is a sampling of their comments.

“For a long time, I had a traumatic childhood and I thought it was all my fault. Life had no purpose… Teach One to Lead One reminds me that we all have a purpose!” -Student in AZ

“In the past I almost always avoided personal interaction. People wouldn’t recognize the person I was. After being in this program, this has taught me (how) to make friends …being with people is different than online relationships or playing games.” -Student in AZ

“There is really no point to anger. I found peace earlier this year by using these techniques that helps those who go through disappointments. Anger places us into a place of no purpose. Playing games often made me upset. Side effects keep you from showing emotions and lack of tones in normal human interactions. Coming to T1L1 brings excitement and adds life to your day!” -Student in AZ “(The mentors) constantly talk about the Universal Principles. The connections that you made are priceless!” -Teacher in CO

“Thank you for your passion and dedication. You make a difference in this crazy world & we are so lucky to have you in our school.” -Teacher in CO
“Teach One to Lead One helped me build my self-esteem. This will help me with my confidence.” -Student in CO
“We are so grateful for the T1L1 mentors! The work that they have done with our students have inspired many of our students to be better people, better students, and better leaders!” -Teacher in WA

“Coming back to school in 2021 was rough for the students. Even though they were excited to return, they were all navigating per-sonal challenges that made re-entry difficult. The consistent en-thusiasm and love that our mentors brought each week really helped the students with their emotional and mental health. The universal principles they taught made a huge impact on the way we learned to function as a classroom.” -Teacher in WA

“We had a blast with our T1L1 mentors this year! The most common comment I would get every Wednesday morning was, “Yeah! We have Teach One to Lead One today!” … They often reference their lessons and character traits to many things throughout the week. The mentors helped to create a trusting community within our classroom, where students could be honest about their experiences while also having fun!” -Teacher in WA

“Thank you so much for the positive impact. I will miss you so much! I had a blast!!! I had tears when I got home, I will never forget the fun I had.” -Student in WA

“The Universal Principles will stick with me my whole life. I’m glad you were there to teach me them. You made me happy every Friday you came.” -Student in WA

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