What our partners have to say:
”The work that The Future Perfect Project does with LGBTQ+ youth is amazing. Within 45 minutes the youth had written lyrics about their own life experiences and collaborated to weave the lyrics together into song. Ryan and James' caring spirit and great facilitation skills allow so much creativity to flow around tough, personal topics."
Chris Paulsen, CEO Indiana Youth Group pronouns-she/her/hers
“When James Lecesne and Ryan Amador brought The Future Perfect to Watkinson School, they shared with us their professional artistry, expert group facilitation, and open hearts. They took time to meet each student, look them in the eye, speak their name, and form a connection that encouraged honesty and trust. Teenagers desperately need adults who see and accept them for who they are. With Ryan and James, the students were able to experience an environment at school in which they could be their most undefended selves, some for the first time.
Miranda Volpe, Director, Creative Arts Program Watkinson School
The Future Perfect Project creates a safe space where students are encouraged to be unapologetically themselves. Through conversation, written expression, and song, they celebrate the uniqueness in students and assure them they are not alone. For many, this is often the first time they have been able to speak their preferred name and pronouns aloud. This is often the first time they have met other students or adults who accept them just as they are. And this is often the first time they have really ever had hope for their futures.”
Andrea Caspari (English teacher & GSA moderator) Winnetonka High School, Kansas City, MO