School Assemblies & Keynote
Audience: High Schools & Gr. 6-8
As a former at-risk youth, Aaron shares his story in a way that students can derive meaning and insight from it. Detailing the struggles he faced growing up, Aaron provides students with a fresh perspective on life’s challenges and encourages them to see and believe in the best for themselves.
Through effective use of story-telling as well as some elements of music and poetry, students are given helpful takeaways and strategies pertaining to life and personal well-being.
- Learn practical ways to invest in well-being
- Gain a deeper understanding of self-worth
- Discover how to develop a growth mindset
- Comprehend the impact of unhealthy behaviors and relationships
- Grasp the benefits of seeking support
- Learn how to foster personal strengths
- Recognize and debunk negative beliefs
- Learn how to foster a sense of purpose
- Be inspired to lead and set new goals
Emily Cullen, Lead Teacher
Your program at my school today was spectacular. What you said helped us learn a lot.
– ULISHA F.
Your message about connection and belonging have never been more important!
– MRS. L. READ
Associate Director, WRDSB
I would recommend Aaron to anyone looking to invest in a positive school climate while also promoting a message of self-value, respect and intentional living.
– MR. D WOODFIELD
Child & Youth Worker
I thought you had a fantastic program. We’re always aiming to teach students to set goals, to gain a sense of purpose and to be the best people that they can be; and you did present those strategies.
– MS. G. IAFRATE
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