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Niagara Falls Hall of Fame

“I would like to thank you and WBIT personally for your participation in the opening ceremonies for Legends Park. Your mentoring program is a vital program for making the new basketball courts into a positive addition to our community.”

Johnny Parks, Director
Niagara Falls Hall of Fame Committee

Coach

“Thank you for presenting to our youth today. They really appreciated your time, promotional items and most importantly, your incredible story. WBIT should be in every school. Your efforts at truly making a difference has not gone unnoticed. Continue to impact the community you come from.”

Dwayne Carter
Youth Basketball Coach

Niagara Falls Gazette

“WBIT reached a milestone, when the organization was invited to take part in the WJB Capital Group fundraiser in NYC. The event generated over $1.4 million dollars for Coaches vs. Cancer and other charities. WBIT stood in Times Square next to sports greats such as, Julius Dr.J Erving, Marshall Faulk, Jim Boeheim and others for the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony.”

Jonah Bronstein, Sports Editor
Niagara Falls Gazette

Pine Hill Educational Center

“I can realate to [Cox]. He makes me want to become something more.”

Student
Pine Hill Educational Center

Dewey Youth Foundation

“Modie’s message is one that all youth from every walk of life should hear.  He has an outstanding work ethic and a tremendous passion for influencing young people.  I have witnessed first hand how WBIT has grown into a passion for him.”

Dean Scott, Director 
Dewey Youth Foundation

Sweethome High School

“Your message about making good decisions and never giving up was a message many of our students needed to hear.  Many of our students at times, lack the confidence and inspiration to push forward because of their circumstances.  You are a true example of what can happen (positive) when you do not give up on your dreams.”

Club Soul 
Sweethome High School

 

Boys & Girls Club

“In speaking to our staff that attended your presentation, they had nothing but incredibly positive things about you and Mr. Wallace. At Bellevue Elementary she said your presentation was motivational and encouraging for the students. Dr. King representatives stated that the kids listened intently and found the WBIT staff was well received by the students.”

Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse

Kids Escaping Drugs

“I really appreciate you guys coming in here to see us and talk to us. You guys really encouraged me in a big way to do the right thing. I know you guys really care and I want you to know you that you did make a difference in most of our lives so thank you.”

  Client, Kids Escaping Drugs

Erie County Youth Services

“Thank you for presenting to our youth on our Gang & Violence Day. We appreciate your time, dedication and most importantly you message. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.”

Nadia Moore, Youth Bureau Director
Erie County Youth Services

Back To Basics Outreach

“Your life story hit home with one of our youth so well that he has informed my office, you are now mentoring him personally and helping him reach his full potential. Your message is like therapy to many of these children. Thank you for all you do and I pray God will continue to bless you so you can continue to be a blessing to others.”

Jerome Wright, Program Director
Back To Basics Outreach Ministries

The Gow School

“On behalf of the Gow School we would like to show our appreciation for your hard work by giving you a Gow School pin. This pin is given to those who go above and beyond their daily efforts, particularly in relation to our school. Your kindness, honesty and hard work are meaningful and certainly appreciated. The boys are still talking about your visit.”

Julie Terry, School Counselor
The Gow School

Our Lady of Hope

“Your story was inspiring and it caught many of the student’s attention. They began to realize that there’s hope despite difficulties that they may need to face. You are a true success story for them, and a wonderful reminder how to “win” in life. It was a true blessing to have you speak to our students.”

Pam Krzanowicz, Educational Coordinator
Our Lady of Hope Home School

Medaille College

“You are a terrific example for our students. Lessons of discipline, humility and human concern come through in your genuine outreach to help others. I am a witness to you touching the lives of our young people and I look forward to working with you again and sharing energy in order to make a difference. WBIT is a needed effort in the world today. God Bless!”

Richard L. Jacob, Ph. D., Director
SPM- Sports Management: Medaille College

 

Syracuse University

“Your message was strong and we were thrilled to see the 8th grade students involved in the presentation. As you know Bellevue School has the highest poverty rate in the Syracuse City School District. Your theme of hope, perseverance, and making good choices was a message the student greatly needed to hear. I was very pleased to see the students were respectful and attentive.”

Eileen T. Jevis, Public Relationship Manager
Syracuse University

St. Stephen’s Community House

“On behalf of myself and St. Stephens Community House- Youth Department, we would like to extend our deepest thanks for participating in our second annual mentoring conference. Feedback from the mentees confirms that all of you had a great impact on them. Thank you again for making the day inspiring, engaging and impactful.”

 Karen Arthurton, Community Youth Worker
 St. Stephen’s Community House

Buffalo Youth Bureau

“On behalf of Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Division for Youth, we would like to thank you for taking time to present to the participants of the 2010 Mayor’s Summer Youth Leadership Program.  Our mission is to provide life-enhancing values, educational programs, promote character development etc.  Your presentations have certainly helped us accomplish our mission.”

Kathy Isch,Program Director
City of Buffalo Youth Bureau

Yes Leadership Program

“Thank you for sharing your life experiences with our Yes Leadership students.  It is important that students who are going through growth pains understand that others have been there.  The key for them is making choices and understanding the consequences of the choices they make.  One of our students shared with us the need to have more presenters like you.  Our young men really need to hear from young men (like you) who look like them.  Thanks for sharing your gifts.”

Joyce Harrington, Administrator           
Yes Leadership Program

City of Niagara Falls

“With new intervention program such as Winning Because I Tried, Walker believes Legends Court will set the right standard & example for teen participation and community involvement.  Niagara Falls Police Department, Niagara Housing Authority and the City Council have agreed to take part in event.”

Charles Walker,
Niagara Falls City Council

21st Century

“Our 5-8 graders were completely captivated by your encouraging words and touching story. Some of the students made a personal connection with your story because they are going thorough similar situations.  Your presentation was extremely effective, and if possible, we would love for you to come back.  I am confident you will continue to shape and mold the lives of the many youth you will come into contact with.”

Mrs. Rose, 21st Century
Hamlin Park Elementary School

Tim Horton’s

“Your mentoring/basketball program in particular helps to keep teens off the street…They have to stay busy.  Your program will help guide them in a positive direction, keep them in good physical health and more importantly, keep them safe.”

Mr, Bob Burns, Business Owner
Tim Hortons

Mayor of Buffalo

“Your youth programs, particularly Winning Because I Tried, are excellent examples of providing true mentorship and inspiration.  You are a prime example of a WNY native helping to better the community where you come from.”

Byron W. Brown,
Mayor City of Buffalo, NY 

Omega Mentoring Program

Dear WBIT:

On behalf of the satff and students of the Omega Mentoring Program (OPM), we would like to extend a heartfelt thanks for your presentation on “Graduation is My Motivation” for our program students. Your presentation to our 30 plus students was not only insightful but also motivational.  Your life experience’s and story impacted many of the students to try harder.

After your workshop many of the students stated they enjoyed the dialogue, which gave them a different perspective on how to overcome adversity and the challenges they face.  Many of the students were able to identify with your story, which allowed them a better understanding that you can become successful if you do not give up.

The OMP is committed to steering at risk teens towards college through one on one mentoring.  It’s because of partnerships such as WBIT that allows us to have a bigger impact on the youth.  We sincerely hope you would consider making a return visit to present to our students in the near future.  Thanks.

Adia C. Jordan
Omega Mentoring Program