What People are Saying
“You have just given me a way to be the teacher I’ve always wanted to be, in my heart.” ~ 2nd grade teacher after completing training program.
“Toolbox helps you take on things you couldn’t take on before you had Toolbox. It helps me with some of my fears . . . and to understand what is going on around me.” ~ 4th grade student
“Toolbox is like having a school inside you, if you use them [the Tools] . . . you’re good!” ~ 3rd grade student
“The underlying message of Toolbox isn’t, ‘I’m here to fix you because you’re a broken kid’, it’s ‘let me tell you about the resources you have inside you that you don’t even know about.” ~Bonnie Benard, author of Resiliency: What We Have Learned
Awards for Toolbox Curriculum Program
- 2007 Sonoma County Community Service Project award, Board of Supervisors and Volunteer Center of Sonoma County; commendation from Representative Lynn Woolsey.
- 2000 Jack London Award for Educational Excellence from Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California.
- 1999 “Program of Excellence” from the Sonoma County Office of Education.