Rap Sessions- The rap sessions were the most emotionally intense part of the program where the participants got the opportunity to confide in the group and share their troubles and tribulations. This process implemented a "safe space" environment in all aspects: emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual.
Inalen: "It was emotional and cool how people stepped out of their comfort zone and shared with others."
Kyron: "I was surprised at the stories I heard."
Steven: "I already knew how intense it was going to get from my previous experiences. I shared during the winter program and got the support I needed so I felt like this time around I had to be there for those who shared."
Anthony: "It was emotional because of the stories that were told."
Donette: "Were very emotional on many aspects."
Zamira: "It was very personal, but relieving."
Zach: "People were pushed outside of what they deem as their comfort zones to finally feel release. I saw a lot of transformation through the sessions alone."
Melody: "I shared part of my story in front of the group and I don't think I could get any other type of reassurance of a 'safe space' anywhere else."