Students at Woodward Middle School within Bainbridge Island School District share:
"My Circle of Friends (CoF) experience taught me a lot about tolerance, and also, I came to cherish a special friendship between myself and someone who has a very different life than myself."
"This experience really opened my eyes, and I can relate to people who might not be the same as me."
"It was meaningful to know I made someone smile and feel really special."
"I learned that everyone is different, and it's normal not to be the same as everyone. And my partner showed me that it's always important to be yourself..."
"When I did CoF, I learned that our school has a whole new aspect to it and about 20 new kids that go unnoticed at Woodward. It was really cool to bridge a gap between groups, and I learned a lot from this experience.
"It made me feel really good to know that I had the ability to make my friend's day better just by spending my day with him. It has really opened up my eyes to know that I can change someone's day for the better if I put my mind (and my heart) to it."