Why They Call It a Valley

After I heard about the Shad Valley program and subsequently all the hoopla around it, I always wondered how a simple summer enrichment program could be the best month of a person’s life; how “life-changing” and “indescribable” – the adjectives used by many alumni of said program – could possibly be accurate portrayals of their feelings. While reading the testimonials, there were quite a lot of eye-rolls and eyebrow raises. With only the academic aspect of the program in mind, I had my application done well before the deadline. (more…)