"Kinetic Affect generously donated their time and talent to Heartbeat, an after school writing project for high school students I started in partnership with Kalamazoo college 5 years ago. The students and their parents responded enthusiastically; to say they were astonished is an understatement. Students attending the show said, 'we went wild and crazy'. One student said that 'this is the best part of my year, absolutely the best part.' At a time when educators are struggling to connect students to literacy and legitimate ways to have their voices heard, Kinetic Affect is a true gift to our community."