Eric Sumpter introduced an improvisation class this year. Students were introduced to it as a “no, thank you” helping activity, which in LDFDS lingo, means we try new things at least once and if after trying we determine that it is not something we want to pursue at this time, we are not forced to participate. It’s an opportunity to learn and experience new things while maintaining control over whether we’re quite ready to pursue a new experience or interest (or food). The response was practically unanimously positive. Eric created a positive, safe environment for students to explore their creativity and communication skills and to take risks. It’s a great addition to the program.