Dennis Eamon Young
“It has been my good fortune to know Steve Kliewer, as well as get to know you, through my ongoing photographic documentation of the Endeavour program in Paso Robles. It must be stated that I do not engage in said photography as part of my professional business, but rather on a pro bono basis. However, that having been said, I believe that I have been absolutely enriched by the process of getting acquainted with Steve and his students in their endeavors.
As an American, as a Veteran, as a parent, and as a human being I have found renewed hope for our shared future in watching these young people being encouraged and challenged to spend many hours of their own time and having their energies positively engaged. Our nation shamelessly cuts programs for the sciences and arts on a fairly consistent basis. Programs such as Endeavour are the best bets for our future. This is where I would wish to see my tax dollars, and/or grant dollars go.
I look forward to documenting a host of other such projects in coming years and to observing such a truly dedicated teacher as Steve Kliewer in action. The man and his students are a prime example of what is inspiring in and for our country today. My thanks to you all, keep up the good work.