Stephen Walsh writes:
I just wanted to thank you for the experience at Sphere College and introduction to utilizing the tools and knowledge at my finger tips to affect change within the world. I am beginning research on a community service project that includes collecting/cleaning up debris and establishing volunteer, community outreach, and recycling programs. I am still in the planning and development of this project, but I believe it will help reduce dependence on petroleum and petroleum products and bring people together to help clean up the environment around us. Thank you for dreaming big and following through on your own projects, it was truly a gift to work as closely with you as I did during the beginning of the Sphere College Project.
When asked whether we could share this, he responded:
I would be happy for you to share the news. I know that working with you and sharing the Sphere College experience changed my life (hopefully for the better) and helped me to better understand how meaningful endeavors blossom into reality.
Honestly, I felt unprepared for the amount of responsibility and involvement at that juncture in my life. But I can now better appreciate the hard work and personal responsibility necessary for education and true growth. I hope I have contributed to your dream as much as your involvement in my life has opened the world to me. I will never forget how interacting with the other students of Sphere, the challenges of being a part of something greater than myself and establishing meaningful community programs built up my sense of connection with others and strengthened my sense of self worth. I know that the challenges you presented, and those which arose in the process, helped to forge the person I am today.
A warm and heartfelt thank you, Richard. Best of luck in furthering your dreams, and continuing to inspire others.
Thank you, Stephen, for your contributions, and for taking the time to share this!