We had the honor of embarking on a journey to Temecula to hear Mike Smith speak. We sat with numerous other Renaissance classes in a huge gym to hear not only the inspiring life story of Mike, but interesting points of view from Phil Campbell and other Renaissance figures. Stories shared were touching, inspiring, and genuinely fun. Every student was clearly excited to meet THE Mike Smith. Students took pictures with him, he gave out prizes, and we all danced and even did a mannequin challenge. Mike Smith explained to us his upbringing and how he was imspired to create his nonprofit. Watching his Harbor videos in class, our Renaissance class was familiar with his opinions and points of view. This trip we went on was not only a great time, but inspiring and eye-opening. Monrovia Renaissance thanks Mike Smith and the others who presented and put this great day together for giving us an experience we will cherish together!