Speaking

Inspiration with a message that’s easy to catch

Outline

I believe that it’s important to not only have a strong message but to also get kids moving. Connecting a message with an activity is a great way to get oxygen to the brain and to reinforce that message. Currently, I offer two presentations, a session for parents, frisbee workshops and book readings. Each presentation for kids includes the Unplugg’d Challenge and I can do more than one group book reading, depending on the number of students. I can run multi-day frisbee workshops depending on the number of students at your school and can even run multiple workshops for the same group.

  • Kindergarten – Grade 8 (Resiliency Assembly – full school)
  • Grade 6 – Grade 12+ (Digital Citizenship Assembly – full school)
  • Parents (Digital Citizenship & Device Tip Talk)
  • Book Reading (Kindergarten – Grade 4; max 100 students per reading)
  • Frisbee Workshops (PreKindergarten – Grade 12; max 50 students indoors, 120 students outdoors)
    • One day (for schools up to 300 students)
    • Two days (for schools up to 750 students)

Core Values

I base my presentations and my messages around a few core virtues. I believe that character education through various forms of literacy is the way to have an impact on future generations. The core virtues I talk about are:

  • Kindness & Empathy
  • Acceptance
  • Determination/Perseverance
  • Self-Awareness & Self-Discipline
  • Resiliency

Forms of Literacy

  • PhysicalFrisbee Workshops
  • DigitalUnplugg’d Challenge
  • EmotionalResiliency Assembly
  • TextualThe Davy Rule children’s book

Resiliency Assembly

starts at

$350

  • Kindness
  • Acceptance
  • Determination

Digital Citizenship

starts at

$350

  • 9 Themes
  • Self-Discipline
  • Empathy

Frisbee Workshops

starts at

$500

  • For groups of 10-150
  • 30-120 minutes
  • Throw, Catch & Games

Assembly + Workshops

starts at

$500

  • 45 minute assembly
  • Full day of workshops
  • Multi-day discount

Each presentation is typically done first thing in the morning to the entire school in the gym. A typical day looks like:

  • 8:45-9:30: Resiliency/Digital Citizenship Assembly
  • 9:30-10:00: Frisbee Workshop
  • 10:00-10:30: Frisbee Workshop
  • 10:30-11:00: Frisbee Workshop
  • 11:00-11:30: Frisbee Workshop
  • 11:30-12:00: Frisbee Workshop
  • 12:00-12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45-1:15: Frisbee Workshop
  • 1:15-1:45: Frisbee Workshop
  • 1:45-2:15: Frisbee Workshop
  • 2:15-2:45: Frisbee Workshop
  • 2:45-3:15: Frisbee Workshop

I’m flexible on the length of the workshops although I would recommend not shorter than 25 minutes. I’m also flexible on the number of students per workshop although I would recommend 30-40 students at a time. My goal is to have every student in your school hear my message in the assembly and have a chance to participate in a frisbee workshop. I connect the assembly to the workshops by talking about my Unplugg’d Challenge at the end of each workshop.

The Parents session is after school in the evening, is roughly 90 minutes and costs $100. 

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Background

I’ve had experience being bullied as a kid because I used to figure skate and then again later in life when I first got into frisbee, I was made fun of often for being different. I’ve worked as a facilitator with the organization Dare to Care and have learned a lot from what they taught me. I have also been speaking with Tina Long for a few years. Tina’s son Tyler committed suicide from being bullied so bad, and was one of the children featured in the movie Bully. She runs the non-profit Everything Starts With 1, and she has been a valuable resource helping me tweak my message in order to be more effective in my assemblies.

Please use the form below to book me for speaking.

If you are interested in ordering frisbees, please let me know the quantity so I can prepare a quote.