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Van Buren High School


  • It has impacted because it shows me what I’ve done to my body and health from all the bad I’ve done.  I hope to change that so I could be better for the people in my circle and myself.

  • This class has made me look at everything differently.  It taught me to let go of my past because it’s not my fault I was treated that way and that the future is what I need to think about.

  • It’s made me realize that I put my mom through a lot when she found out.  She was scared that something would happen to me.

  • This class has impacted the way I think of my past and realizing how toxic it was.  It impacted me to start to get some help with overcoming my past.

  • I have friends that do a lot of the things you spoke of.  They’ve drank, gotten high, and been addicted to porn.  This has made me wanna help them as much as possible, because it doesn’t only affect them, it affects me.

  • Made me have a bigger picture of my future and what I can do to change before it’s too late.  It has also made me realize that I’m so much worthy.

  • To stop holding onto the people that hurt me just because of the memories.

  • You’ve been one of the few people who have made me want to keep going.  Things have been, needless to say, very bad.  I appreciate everything.

  • Taken more consideration of my worth and how as a senior I can change the things that make me feel less worthy.

  • This class has impacted me by teaching me & inspiring me to do better and it taught me a lot of things I’ve heard before but never took to heart.  Thank you!

  • It made me realize that I need to protect myself and abstain from sexual activity until I’m married.

  • I’ve learned a lot about why I’m feeling what I’m feeling most times.  I realized that everything I do has an impact on me.

  • On Wednesday I got grounded because my parents caught me vaping.  I’ve been doing it since 8th grade and this class made me realize I need to stop.  Thank you.

  • This class has given me hope for myself mentally and also opened my eyes to help me see risks and important things that I should know.  Than you for everything you said this week.

  • It has made me rethink choices that I make such as smoking marijuana.

  • I really appreciate you and your work.  Thank you for answering weird questions and also talking about different relationships.  I walked in expecting to hear the same stuff I’ve heard every year.  I realized a lot.  I also learned how much my attitude affected my boyfriend and gave me a new insight on why our relationship ended.  I am using this as an opportunity for self growth.

  • This class helped me come to the realization that I don’t want to be another statistic.  I want to achieve great things and not be labeled/defined.  The choices I make will help me not become a statistic on a screen.

  • This class is necessary, especially for our age group.  I think you did a great job and you went over some things that I am currently going through, so thanks for making a difference.

  • It changed the way I think about certain sensitive topics.  It made me feel less alone for losing my sexual innocence.  It informed me better of drugs, sexual interaction, and how the brain works.  It made me feel more comfortable.

  • I’ve always felt pretty isolated.  Most everyone likes me, but due to my quiet nature it can be hard to make friends.  And this can get pretty lonely and personally degrading.  This class reminded me of my worth.  Thank you.

  • This class has given me a lot to think about and it makes me want to be more mature.  I always thought sex was special and now I think so much more.  Thank you.

  • This class emphasized the importance of having a good mind-body connection.  Sometimes it gets really easy to compartmentalize, but everything goes together.  This class helped me think through and start taking measures to take care of things equally.

  • It’s made me realize that no matter what I go through, I will move past it.  I need to start focusing on school and life.

  • This class has given me confidence to know what to do in certain situations and it has taught me many valuable lessons about my body.

  • I’ve learned a lot of things I didn’t know about and realized that most of the stuff I go through physically and emotionally is normal.  I need to stop smoking and drinking; it is probably a big cause of my problems.

  • At first I was unsure and had mixed feelings but by the end of every class I left feeling enlightened and a little more connected with myself.  It felt good hearing this stuff be openly talked about in a comfortable space.

  • The information that I have heard this week will help me tell my friends and keep them healthy and safe.

  • This class has changed my perspective on a lot of things and has made me consider making some changes in my life.

  • It got me to realize that what I feel is normal.

  • I learned that I have the power to change how my life turns out.

  • It helped me realize that not everything is about sex.

  • It helped me realize that I can’t keep avoiding opening up about my self.

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