#AIKD Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it – hear what psychologists, authors, family care experts and other leaders’ think of Camp Fire’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®.

Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families:

“Many parents are frustrated because of breakdowns in communication with their children. I have found that writing is an extremely effective, non-threatening alternative and can touch kids when they are alone in ways nothing else can. That’s why I support Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® and invite all adults to write to the children in their lives.”

Oprah Winfrey showed her commitment to children with a letter addressed to all boys and girls:

Dear Incredible Boys and Girls of America,
Please know that it is very important to dream BIG and work hard toward reaching your goals … Don’t ever let anyone or anything hold you back from doing your very best. Stay in school! – Oprah

Dr. Sylvia Rimm, NBC “Today” Show correspondent and author:

“A letter of encouragement sent to a child will make the child feel more secure and loved; or you could provide the important pivotal inspiration that will give a child you don’t know hope for a happier, more fulfilling life ahead.”

Sen. John Glenn, first American astronaut in space:

“Every child deserves to know they are loved and appreciated, and children need adults to encourage them to achieve their personal best. That’s why I invite every adult in America to write to a child on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®.”

Tipper Gore, leading child advocate:

“I was touched and impressed by the impact of Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®. I honestly believe every adult can make a positive difference in the lives of our children, and this event provides everyone with an opportunity to be involved and make a difference.”

Jerry Rice, professional football superstar, offered an inspirational message for youth:

To each and every Child in America,

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams! Hard work, honesty and determination create success – it has for me, on the football field, and more importantly, in my personal life with my family and friends.

Remember that in this wonderful country, anything is possible and you have the freedom to choose your destiny… Please never forget that you are absolutely incredible, and that you hold a very special place in this world.
Your Friend, Jerry Rice