I left the weekend in utter amazement at the breakthroughs accomplished with those young people. As an observer with over 15 years in active youth development work, I can truly say that the BoldLeaders experience offers marginalized youth a fresh approach that encourages young people to acknowledge their current state, take responsibility for their actions, and refocus their energies towards positive change. Never before have I witnessed such a life-changing program in the lives of at-risk youth and truly hope that many thousands more can share this experience.”