From Our Interns
From Friends of Friendship Fields
The support of the staff, parents, and fellow students has been healing for both of us and filled a need.
I have benefited from my involvement with Friendship Fields in so many ways. New friendships, deepening old friendships, intellectual stimulation as I prepare lessons on a variety of topics, varied learning experiences on and off campus, which all aid in my continued growth, development, and life enrichment. And so it is for our students!
Valerie Wall is an exemplary leader who is highly respected among colleagues. Her vision and determination has a direct impact in the lives of her students and our community.
As a police officer, one of the most rewarding things has been that when I first started coming to class, a few students didn’t like the police. I guess is that this was a result of a negative experience in the past. Over the course of my visits, some of those same students now give me high fives and hugs when I get to the class and when I’m about to leave.
For Friends U students, just to see Friendship Fields students around our campus creates a fun and joyous environment.
What sets Friendship Fields apart from other programs is the unique college experience available to students. It is unlike anything I have seen that is available in Wichita or the surrounding area.
We enjoy the time that our basketball players interact with the students in the classroom, and I can’t explain enough what our team has learned from the Friendship Fields squad.
As a former special education teacher, I was honored to be a part of this important program.
Val Wall truly loves these kids, embraces their individualities and strives to meet their many different needs. It is like a mission to her.
Friendship fields will always have a place close to my heart.
I firmly believe that Friendship Fields/Friendship Fields Academy gives students with disabilities a new hope and a bright future.
This program is a change agent in teaching other individuals in the community and at Friends University what people with disabilities have to offer.
The value-added benefit that Friendship Fields offers to Friends University and to the lives of its students is indescribable.
Friendship Fields students have become an integral part of the Friends University community.
Friends University’s Friendship Fields program has given our son a source of pride and confidence.