"...Many of my students carry very heavy loads with them emotionally and as they attempt to navigate "life in middle years", that can be a lot for many of them. As you can imagine (with all this going on) as their teacher, at times I can really feel defeated or like I cannot do enough for these children (even though I know that I am doing the best I can). We spend a lot of time focusing on self-regulation strategies in my classroom and we take time to do various programs to promote mental health, healthy relationships, and safety.
That being said, “Peace in the Chaos” was a new, fresh way of bringing awareness to these topics. Another tool, another voice, but those same important messages being reiterated (and in such a relatable, easy-to-understand and powerful way!) I also really appreciate that your video performance and song lyrics are appropriate for all audiences... Thank you for all of the hard work that you folks put into this project. Thank you for using your time and talents to make a difference, not only for the young people I get to spend my days with, but with all those who access your resources. (Side note:Thank you also for making resources that are user-friendly for us tired teachers.) “ -Teacher
" (Thank you for) Making them feel like they are not alone. Helping them to gain a positive mindset. Just overall inspiration for their lives.
Many of them need positivity in their lives." - Teacher
“Amazing! Loved it. Very interactive and great for my students. One student was talking about how this made their day and it was a nice break from every day stress.” - Teacher
"I wish my teachers had a resource like this when I was in school. Mental health was something I seriously struggled with when I was growing up, and more often than not - that struggling occurred in silence. I genuinely feel as though seeing a show like this would have given me the encouragement I needed to reach out to my teachers and friends for support way earlier than I did. Furthermore, it would have helped me realize that the way I was feeling was normal and that I was not alone. No matter your age, I think there is something in this show for everyone. Never have I ever laughed, cried, and smiled all at once more than I did while watching this. Please go check it out!"
"Honestly I am about to say some deep stuff here. Before your performance, it got me through some deep stuff man. I mean I was smoking weed. Drinking. Hanging out with the wrong types of people I considered "friends". Carrying knives, guns and machetes. Running around the neighbour hood with the cops behind me thinking it was "fun" but then your words and story really hit me hard like a brick and now I am enjoying every second of life. Thank you Bold As Lions" -Student