"All inclusive and after three years I've never felt out of place, even though many people are far more experienced than me. It's been an environment where we can all help each other learn and grow in our skills. It's one of those things that doesn't look like much going into it, but I have gained more from verve in terms of friendships, life skills, and achievement than from any other academic organization." -SAM S.
"A mentality of "play to win" via positive peer pressure. Through our collective pursuit of excellence, we grow closer together and move from friends to family." –JOSIAH P.
"A Community. A place where a person gets to work with different people of all skill levels and ages, and make new friends. Where teams and individuals learns to increase critical thinking, and become comfortable with public speaking. Verve is a family- growing, learning, and maturing." –JOSH P.
"A place to belong, a team to depend on, and a second home. My 3 years with Verve have been exceptional, the places I have gone, the adventures I have had, and the people I have both won and lost with are irreplaceable. Within Verve you not only gain amazing speaking and life skills, but also friendships, and mentors." -PERI D.
"Something I love. I've become more comfortable talking to people I don't know and parents. It's a great way to open up to society, learning about world wide topics through speech and debate and delivering them in the best way you can. The things I learned here will carry through my life, in college papers to my future career." –CHARLES B.
"A place I can be myself, find great friends and look forward to attending every week without fail " –DAVID R.
"A team. We fight our own battles within competition, and while we face the judges alone, there is always a team standing in the hallway ready to lift you up, and ask you how you did." -MARTA D.
"A group of kids who are dedicated to perfecting their communication skills, while supporting and encouraging one another." -CAROLYN H.
"A supportive environment where like minded kids get together to work with and learn from each other." -JENNY B.
"A community. It's a place where I not only learn and grow, but where I have made long lasting friendships." -ABBE B.