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I Saw How Successful Your Program Was

" I was thrilled to see your letter in my mailbox. I saw how successful your program was with my students at the Tolland Middle School in Connecticut. This allowed me to envision what could happen with our inner city school setting in Springfield. Additionally I will be speaking about your organization during my presentation on writing to learn at a conference at West Hartford, Connecticut. Refinding your group is truly a blessing that strengthens that feeling. "

---- Jim Johnston

The Wonderful Motivational Job You Do

" For several years I have sent you the writings of my 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English students, and I have been thrilled to learn the poems you have selected for your prestigious book. Thank you for the wonderful motivational job you do and the impressive book you publish. Thank you, too, for giving students positive encouragement as they learn to put their emotions and thoughts into words. I am proud to send you their work, and I am eager to see once again the book you create. "

---- Elaine Mangham

Students Have Learned to Appreciate the Written Word

" Thank you so much, for once again giving my students an outlet of creativity. My students have enjoyed creating these poems. And, they are so thrilled to have been published in this wonderful book that celebrates the poetry of young people. I am equally excited. I am excited that my students have learned to appreciate the written word and the spoken word. It has truly been an aspiration to see my students write and speak poetry that has pushed them to learn some literacy devices and think on very high levels. The fact that students have been able to "see" themselves better in the poems and novels we read has been a treat. Now, that they can write about themselves, using their imagination, and telling tales about what they experience is the cherry on top of this delectable treat. Again, thank you for the creative outlet and the honor that has been bestowed upon my students. "

---- Walter Taylor

You Can Accomplish Your Dreams

" What I have to say is a bit over due, but thank you. My poem getting published is amazing, I did not think that I could do it but... I have actually been a little speechless since I found out. I have never been so happy or confident, and if I may add that this contest may be one of the best things that ever happened to me. Remember: you can accomplish even the most ridiculous of dreams as long as you put your mind to it. "

---- Cary Williams

An Incredible Program

" Thank you for this honor, I can't wait to enter the next contest. Of all the poetry contests I've seen, this is one of the best, so thank you for creating such an incredible program! "

---- Emily Daluga

Bringing Smiles to Students

" Thank you for running such a fine organization that brings smiles and validity to so many of my writers! "

---- Cathy Carella-Dean

Helping to Inspire Student Writers

" I appreciate all that you do to inspire and validate the gifted and growing writers of our current and future generations! "

---- Jared Scow

Submitting Poems Since 1998

" I have been submitting my students' poems to you since 1998. I love the self esteem it has given those students who are fortunate enough to have their poetry published in your book! I know for a fact that your company is not a scam because not every child gets published. You also publish the poems regardless of whether they purchase a book or not. "

---- Debbie Nostro

Giving Students Confidence and Hope

" Let me thank you for all that your organization has done for the children of Presidio. The publication has given several of my "at-risk" students confidence and hope, it has helped to preserve the memory of others. Together the students earned over $1,000 to purchase their books while dabbling in entrepreneurship. The book itself gave these kids motivation to try their hardest and express themselves earnestly and honestly. Though I am not currently teaching, I hope to again open more children's eyes and hearts by giving them the opportunity to become published by your organization. Thank you for the opportunities you have given to us all. "

---- Melody Gomez

She Is Absolutely Thrilled!

" My daughter created this poem completely on her own, and I only found out about her submission though her teacher at Maplewood Middle School, when her teacher advised me that her poem was chosen for publication. She is absolutely thrilled!! She is not only a good student, but plays sports on regulated teams (Soccer, baseball, and basketball). Her teacher was so proud of her that he told his other classes about her poem being published. "

---- Patti Abbott - Parent