"DRC has been a blessing for my son. Since our journey here started in 2015, Jacob has flourished. He went from being an unhappy, depressed teen to a more confident, happy, and independent young adult. I no longer worry on a daily basis, if he is okay. He loves DRC and usually stays until 3:30. When he was in public school, everyday was a fight just to get him out the door! Thank you, Maria for creating such a wonderful safe space in our community for our children." --- Sami Russell
"Thank you Maria and staff for the amazing work you do. With our past military years, moving often and not putting down any roots, Takoda needed an opportunity to just find a comfortable space to grow. Since he started going to the Deep Root, Takoda has taken so many giant steps forward, both socially and academically. He realizes that he can take charge of his future, and that there are so many paths to choose. I also love the interaction that happens between the children, the teens and the adults, this is real socializing, not selective socializing. Deep a Root is an amazing place, with so many great opportunities for kids of all ages. It is a place where everyone fits, or maybe better said, a place where there is no need to fit, because we are all individuals." --- Joan Rasmussen
Aradia "I really like DRC because I get to spend time learning what I love without being told what I should be doing.The public school system would not allow me to explore my creativity like Deep Root does. I learned how to write short stories in book form and sew on my sewing machine".
"Our daughter has had a wonderful experience at DRC which was complimentary to our home schooling. She was able to go beyond book work and examine her creative side while learning. In addition she met new people and had social exposure that enhanced her learning through participation that helped her gain more independence in her self. We highly recommend it for those seeking different in an ordinary and often times failing educational system". Salena Minter and Dan Bigelow