Voices From Camp

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The experience each student has at a Grab The Torch Institute is unique and  life changing.  Listening to students describe their individual experiences at each torch ceremony is both exciting and emotional and something that Grab The Torch cannot adequately describe in words.  Please take a moment to read about what our students, parents, and speakers describe about the experience that  Grab The Torch provides.

“I just wanted to say thank you again for creating an amazing opportunity.

You have opened doors to me and help me grow as a person. I also wanted to thank Dave for creating this opportunity and his wisdom about life. Keep in touch. If there is ever a session in Colorado I would be truly grateful to be apart of it!”

~Marlys – Grab The Torch Maine Institute


“Wow, every living cell in my body is buzzing with excitement.”

~Aleyia, CO


I’m so grateful for the incredible opportunities that you have afforded me in such a short time. Thanks to you, I have become a more confident and passionate person, and I have realized that I CAN and WILL make a difference. I cannot wait to start circulating the skills and knowledge that I have acquired this week.”

~Caroline, CT


“To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect at Grab The Torch. I had no idea my life would change forever. Thank you for all you’ve done for me.”

~Cindy, NYC


“Two things: No one has ever talked to me like Mr. Aldrich, now I know I have something to give and I never knew my life could change forever in just 6 days.”

~Suleiman, MD


“The true test of any summer program isn’t the week away, but the action and outcomes that result from it. Our daughter is following the GTT model. She has accepted her role as a future steward of America, and her school and community are benefiting. Our family is forever grateful.”