Impact & Testimonials

Our Granite Leaders believe in the leadership program model, and understand that their voices, stories, and experiences have profound impacts on their peers.  We’ve received a lot of feedback from our Granite Leaders on the program – here’s what some of them had to say.

Video Testimonials

Lenny, one of our 2013-2014 Granite Leaders, sat down with us after one of our sessions and provided his thoughts on why he became a Granite Leader. See more testimonials from our Granite Leaders by visiting our YouTube channel.

Written Testimonials

“…I was working the phones at WZID for the RadioThon for Child & Family Services to raise money for the kids in their program…former Governor John Lynch came into the station and sits next to me and I told him I went to the State House yesterday. I said I went on a tour. I told him I’m involved with a new program called ‘The Granite’ and before I could finish my sentence he said ‘Oh, you’re doing the Granite Leadership program? That’s awesome!’ I showed him my picture of the Senate Chambers and told him someday I’ll be standing there as Senator Simonds and I’ll make sure to advocate for the people that don’t feel their voices matter…”

“Hopefully there will be funding to do another Granite Leader training this year. I’d like to see one of the graduates from the the 1st training come to let them all know they made a great choice and how they can use some of their training back home. I’m 1/2 way into this training and have learned much more than I anticipated. Thank you to all at New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness!”

“@NHCEH Thank U 4 putting together the Granite Leadership Program. I left feeling very empowered! The speakers were amazing.”

– Chrissy

“We all had such a good time at the WMUR tour. The question and answer period with out media guests went much better and I appreciated the pointed questions that you asked. Great job!”

“This was amazing. Listening to the speakers speak & hearing them give us some tips was great & the tour at WMUR was an amazing experience.”

“Thank you for the opportunity to take part in this. It has already informed me in my work and will continue to contribute to my ability to advocate on all levels. Everyone, whether in advocacy or not, would benefit from these seminars.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole session. Of particular interest to me was the 3 person panel and what they had to say about the ‘dos and don’ts’ of how to get a letter, op-ed piece etc. looked at and hopefully printed. Looking forward to the next session!”

The Impact

Granite Leaders make astonishing impacts on issues pertinent to their lives.  By utilizing what they learn and experience through the 6-month educational program, our Granite Leaders have had their voices heard on a wide range of issues and in a number of different ways.

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