High School Counselor: I really love what you do. You are so great with the kids and help them bring out so much in themselves. Truly inspiring. Thank you for being you and bringing this project to life.
6th Grade Teacher: UBU was a wonderful experience for my students. It allowed them to open up about the Treasure Chest Words (Hope, Resilience, Self-Compassion, Empathy), which as a whole they found important. My class chose self-compassion. After the strange year we had and the continued struggles with COVID and its regulations, my students chose to discuss how to be compassionate with themselves. It was Brilliant! I'd be more than happy to have Mr. David return for future classes!
Special Needs Teacher: My students had an excellent experience. All of my students are special needs, David was willing to adjust his lesson to fit the needs of the group.
UBU High School Principal: This is perfect. So many of our kids feel like they don't have a voice. To see our students up there was a once in a lifetime (experience). Thank you for generously giving your time and expertise to conduct the workshop and telling your story. Our students benefited greatly.
UBU High School Student's Mother: Being a student in David Simmons' Songwriting Class and UBU Residency has been a huge part of my daughter's finding strength and confidence within herself after her 2018 suicide attempt. I'm beyond thankful.
Gail K. (Parent): I’m not sure what you said to (my son) today but, he's been on cloud nine all night and feels really good about himself. Positive reinforcements that come from respected mentors resonate in a child’s life forever! Thank you so much.
In a cross-section of over 1,300 participants, UBU residency students showed a 32.19% increase in comprehension and application of the UBU Treasure Chest Curriculum of Hope, Resilience, Self-Compassion, and Empathy.