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I wish to extend warm appreciation to this company for the wonderful performance during our Black History Celebration at Joyceville Minimum. I was blown away on many levels. First, it was very special that you chose to spend the day with us, and your performance was equally special. It is an experience that I will always cherish. I was entertained to the max, deeply touched by the testament of all the speakers and the theme Of the play. I got a message of hope, togetherness, love and brotherhood.The best messengers in my estimation are those who have been down similar Paths; those who have shared our pain and frustrations. You are a gifted person with abundance of talent, and instead of pursuing more august company, you Chose to share it with men who are in need of inspiration, men Who have lost their way. You have glven me thoughts to ponder with respect to my attitude towards voluntarism・ I cannot say thank you enough. I know I am not alone in saying that you are all blessed and hope you live rich and rewarding lives. Thanks a million,
I'm please to thanks you for your commitment to people that are incarcerated, as a former inmate and former BLACK INMATE FRIENDS & ASEMBLY chairman, am extending my gratitude on behalf of all inmates in federal prison. To be honest, I was a little bit skeptical about your program, when one of our members asked us to include Think twice in the Black History event in Fenbrook Institution. I honestly didn’t think it will fit the direction I wanted and I must admit I fought hard against you coming in. But due to popular demand I gave in and extend an invitation to your organization THINK TWICE. To my surprise, your performance during the black history month event was EPIC and the way you were able to use it to garner the attention of all the inmate it was amazing, the messages resonated and was relatable to EACH inmate, the fact is, the inmates were still discussing the message that they receive from your craft. I have to say THINK TWICE left a lasting effect of hope on me and several other inmates. Thank you, I hope this letter will provide you with a much needed gratitude, as I know it may not be easy to continue to motivate some of us that need it, but your presence is much more than you know. I hope THINK TWICE will continue to be an inspiration to all inmates in the future. Please let me know if there’s any thing I can do to assist your organization. Sincerely Yours Olawale Opeyemi
I went to see my son yesterday at a social at Joiceville Institution my son and all the men were excitedly speaking about the Play you performed last week for the Black History Event. They were saying how much the play touched them and how they loved it and it motivated them. I wanted to thank you so much and please keep doing what you are doing. You are changed my sons life you are changing lives!
We went to Fenbrook on the day of a storm. We got there before the stormed started. When we were in the gym waiting to perform the storm started and was beating hard around us.(gavenhurst) A guard kept coming up to us telling us we should leave or we are going to get caught in a storm. By the 3 rd time she brought a paper showing the magnitutde of the storm. We said we’re not going anywhere. Getting here was the most important thing. We WILL get back home. After one prison we walked across the way to another one in the middle of the storm. The men were so empowered by our message and they were so appreciative, being stuck in a storm was worth it. The crazy thing is after we finished and as we drove out of the driveway, the storm totally stopped!! I guess we were on an assignment! One of the messages in the play was Embrace the storm, destroy the Serpent. That message rang true for us that day
What touched me the most was seeing young black men the same age as me 18. And on in particular who got charged for life because of a bad decision in company. I am learning from this experience!
All our men are behind bars. So much wasted talent. They are crying out for programs that they can relate to. We need to do more.
Being part of Think 2wice has opened my eyes and helped me see how I once was and where God has taken me. I look forward to making an impact in this mens life again
50 people are hired for running programs in this institution and not one of them had the effect on the inmates that you did! Amazing job!
My walk of life has been a challenge. Since coming across the Think 2wice group i have learnt ways on being able to stop and think and also learnt ways on power control. These are skills that are mixed in cohesive with my life. So for that reason i give this program two thumbs up!
The Think 2wice group help me think differently about situations I could of handled positively that would have kept me from coming to jail. Its a good program that helps people have a better understanding about how crime is affecting are community.
Hearing your stories, some of you guys were worse than us. If you guys can change, we can change!!