VAP mentor Mary Pat Gleason presents her acting partner, Fernando, age nine, with the Brave Heart Award. Photo by Leigh Curran
:: "When I was a kid, VAP was a magical place that allowed me to be myself. Now, I continue to carry a piece of that magic wherever I go." -VAP alumnus Alfonso Garcia
At the end of the retreat in Ojai, kids and adults give each other awards that have to do with their inner qualities and unexpected growth.