OC made me a more confident public speaker,
more comfortable around adults, and encouraged me to see
people of all ages as my peers.
Some of my best friends in the
entire world are people I met during my time at OC.
The biggest thing that OC taught me was that different children are ready for different things at different times in their development.
OC nurtured their self-reflection and a pursuit for, and mindset towards, exploring new venues.
In high school and college, I always did well in problem-solving situations relative to my peers. I think I owe this in part to all the puzzles and thinking games we used to do in Tuesday Tutorial.
I believe that it is critical that alternatives to traditional education exist and OC is a consummate leader in this field.