IPride has been Alive! at:

  • Cleveland Breakthrough Schools
  • Lake Erie College
  • Brecksville/Broadview Heights Youth Leadership Training
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeast Ohio
  • Youth Leadership Summit
  • OhioGuidestone
  • Willoughby-Eastlake Schools/Success Academy
  • St. John Vianney Faith Formation Class
  • Glenville High School
  • All Saints School of St. John Vianney
  • Wickliffe Middle School
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland
  • Lake County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Forbes House
  • Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District
  • The Loving Hands Group
  • City of Mentor Parks & Recreation
  • After-School All-Stars
  • Willowick Public Library
  • Willoughby Public Library
  • Resonanz Opera

Here’s what our partners say:

 

“Thank you. I feel like I just released a dinosaur.”

– Bishop, Student

 

“Can you come back tomorrow?”

– Malcolm, Student

 

“The class was a great experience. It was relaxing and I really enjoyed it. I learned how to clear my thoughts and was very positive. Thanks for coming.”

– Arre, Student

 

“I liked IPride because it was unique. I’ve been to like inspirational speakers before but it was different. She was real, honest, and you could tell she meant what she said. She was passionate and really wanted to help us. Also, she was nice and funny and I was really inspired by what she said. The activities itself were also really fun and I found myself enjoying it more then I thought I would. Especially the yoga.”

– Lauren, Student

 

“One piece of advice she gave was to love yourself and not beat yourself up over things. It is definitely something that I will try to follow because she made a point to say that people in the world will always beat you up and put you down, so why would you join them and beat yourself up too? Another thing I learned was a breathing technique that I will definitely use daily. I plan to use the breathing technique everyday especially when I am feeling overwhelmed or stressed (for example during finals week).”

– Nicole, Student

 

“Your presentation was absolutely captivating. When the kids are quiet you know they are enjoying the activity. Looking forward to having you return for part two very soon.”

– Mary at OhioGuidestone

 

“Dear Ms. Laura….you gave me inspiration to not let my past get to me. Also to stay strong and be proud of who I am.”

– A.G., Student

 

“Thank YOU so much! The teachers said the kids really enjoyed it and were talking about it when they got back to the room.”

– T. Armelli, Principal, All Saints School of St. John Vianney

 

“Resonanz highly recommends the activities of iPride to any organization that handles people. People need to learn to be positive and to cherish each other. That’s the backbone of Resonanz . Thank you Laura Gray for visiting us.”

– Heidi Skok, Founder, Resonanz Opera

 

“The kids had so much fun at “IPride Fit!” Their lil muscles might be sore but their minds were happy and hearts were full. Who knew you could work out using vegetable cans?”

– Nicole N. at Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library

 

“Through physical fitness, yoga and breathing exercises, children got in touch with their bodies.
They learned they could slow down or be energized. Children were appreciated for their effort and
their individuality. Everyone had fun!.”

– Donna K., Children’s Services, Willowick Library

 

“Laura Gray’s IPride workshop was an engaging and uniquely introspective experience for our ArtWorks apprentices…. ‘IPride’ both prompted and challenged our students to harness their creativity without fear of judgement…”

– Brandon L. at  ArtWorks

 

 

“IPride’s founder Laura Gray spent the morning at Roxboro with our 2nd graders…. our kiddos spent time learning to relax, breathe, strike poses, and feel confident in who they are.  Laura was terrific with the children- patient, funny, and positive. We look forward to having her come back next year!”

– Melissa G. at Roxboro Elementary

 

“The IPride program was an excellent program that we had take place this summer at the East Cleveland Boys & Girls Club . The Kids really loved doing the different activities, especially the exercise portion. The kids are still talking about how much fun they had doing yoga…this summer…by using two different components it allowed children to see all of the different options they have for expression. This program is something that I would like to see around for a long time!”

​     – Danielle W. at East Cleveland Boys & Girls Club

 

“Our 6th grade students engaged in mindfulness, practiced yoga and worked out with cans of food. What a wonderful morning with IPride!”

– Sarah D., Wickliffe Middle School

 

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