“We came from different pasts, but we all shared a single present.
In that present there were no walls to divide us. We were finally able to share our stories openly and safely. I heard stories about bullying, racism, classism, heterosexism, and everything in between. That night I vowed to never be a bystander again.
Thanks to the NCCJ and its programs I will do my best to help educate myself, others, and hopefully my world.
The revolution of compassion begins with just one person at a time. I want to create a world where everyone can feel accepted, safe and validated everyday."
-Sam, age 15