Watching Judy give these presentations was an incredibly impressive and deeply moving experience. In each of the presentations, the children were engaged, had their hearts and minds open, were compassionate, attentive, honest, present and grateful. Judy was able to reach them in a way I have never seen an adult be able to lJudy is a natural, humble, kind and compassionate leader. She never lost control of the audience. Nor were any of the children disruptive. The children respected her, trusted her and felt compassion for her. Judy was successful in reaching the true selves of the students. The teachers who observed the presentation were also deeply moved and impressed. Many teachers and students came up to Judy afterwards to thank her and told her how helpful the experience was. After the presentation, one student approached a school administrator and said, “You brought her here for me, didn’t you?
I truly believe if every school invited Judy to present her workshops/presentations to the students, there would be less bullying, teen suicide, depression and drug use and more powerful, confident, happy, healthy, compassionate and loving children.
Sandra Pugh, owner of Plugged In Teen Bands, A non-profit organization in Needham, Ma.