6 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. I would like to use this platform to thank a current student of the Life Skills program – Nayely.

    On Nayely’s day off from school, she went above and beyond by helping out my program (Hungry Fridays) distribute lunches in Kennedy Plaza. Her selfless attitude and her willingness to extend her hand to those in need will never go unnoticed.

    Thank you, Nayely, for helping us distribute 150 lunches in the frigid weather. Please reach out to me if you need a letter of recommendation or if you’d would like to continue to work with Hungry Fridays.

    Keep up the great work!!

    -Jason M. Roias
    Life Skills Alum ’13 & ’14

    • Thank you Jason,

      It was my pleasure to meet you and to go to Kennedy Plaza to help others. Thank you for letting me be part of Hungry Friday on that cold day. It was a great experience that I will never forget. I would love to keep going again, on the days I have off of school.

      You and the whole Hungry Friday team are a role models for me. What you guys do for others is amazing. The way you guys stay outside on hot or cold days giving food away is amazing. While I was helping the team to distribute the lunches, I saw how people smiled and say thank you to us and that good bless us. I remember when that man came back and ask us to pray for his mother that is in coma and you guys said that you guys don’t work with the church but that you will pray for her. That was one of the amazing thing ever. That show how people cares about others without even knowing them.

      Going there was one of the best decision I have ever made in my life. Seeing other smiled made my day. The energy that you guys have is amazing. That day was really cold and you guys still went out there just to make other people day better. When I took the bus I heard people talking about how amazing you guys are for helping others and how you guys always go on Fridays no matter how the weather is.

      Thank you so much for letting me be part of your amazing team.

      Nayely Furcal

  2. A great self-introduction can be lead with a firm handshake, direct eye contact, and a solid smile. The first impression is the most important one. I attended this Life Skills Class 2011-2012 and gained a lot of knowledge about self-branding and networking; Beleive me! It has taken me further than I would have been if I never attended this class. I probably would have been a deer caught in headlights in the business world!

    I was introduced to LinkedIn by Mr. Cronin. LinkedIn is a social sight made for networking. It didn’t seem like much like it was going to take me anywhere. You know, it was cool. But I thought about it just as another social site to skim through. Today I have almost 100 connections. I know! That may not seem like a lot, but it has opened many doors for me! I highly recommend consistent use of LinkedIn. Even if you are not connecting, there is so much motivation to come across.

    I was taught how to correctly give a proper handshake and that alone has taken me very far. Many people are very impressed with my firm handshake. It’s almost as if after that first handshake there is an automatic opportunity for me.

    Mr. Cronin had put so much time and effort into his students, including me. I am so thankful for that and for all the guests that came to the classes to visit.

  3. The Life Skills Program opened doors that I didn’t even know existed, provided me with a wide network of mentors and leaders, and prepared me for networking events in the ‘real world’. I had the pleasure to be the first student who experienced the National Leadership Forum on Law & CSI in Washington, DC – where I met 200 students from all over United States. Thanks to that initial trip, I also got a tour of one of the most beautiful college campuses – Georgetown University (my alma mater).
    Mr. Cronin is changing students’ lives every day. He has been one of my biggest fans and supporters. Not only has he been my mentor but also a father figure throughout my high school and college years.
    To all the students reading this, remember that anything is possible! The struggles and hardships are part of making progress and creating your own personal brand. Higher education granted me the opportunity to turn my dreams into reality. Keep fighting and challenging yourself because it will pay off in the future!

    • Thank you, Marta. You are an inspiration and role model for us all. I am glad you continue to stay in touch with our Life Skills class community.

  4. The Life Skill Program has helped me a lot. From learning how to build a network of successful people to having a great personal brand, the Life Skills program is a very helpful class that I’m glad to be apart of.

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