High school provides a tremendous opportunity for people to get involved in a wide range of activities. Unfortunately, the fear of looking silly or “stupid” in front of friends prevents some from participating. Students may not attend school events, put their hand up in class or avoid joining groups or teams because of this fear of failure. Stu takes a hilarious look at growing up and experiencing the everyday challenges of being young. Sometimes how you look seems more important then how you feel. Through true-life stories and lots of laughter, Stu helps students and teachers to rethink how they may be approaching their daily lives. Getting involved in school and in life makes it more rewarding and more enjoyable.
“Your speech meant a lot to me because you speak the total truth. Too many of us are scared that we will be made fun of for getting involved in school, being original or acting a little crazy! Your speech really helped me realize that I should not be afraid to do something wacky or dress differently!! Thank you for helping me realize the real me!” - Amanda Watters, Student, Park Street Collegiate, Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
This presentation has been used at school assemblies as part of spirit weeks, anti-drinking and drug campaigns, teen issue awareness days, yearbook sales promotions, and at hundreds of general student body assemblies for any month during the school year.
Great keynote assembly for every middle school and high school in North America