As a teacher at Woodbury High School, I want to thank you for coming and speaking to our students yesterday; they loved it and seemed to get a lot from it. I wanted to share a quote that I believe is apt for you if you don’t already know it. Every day I posted a “quote of the day” on my blackboard for my students.
Yesterday’s quote was a Japanese proverb: “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” I think it’s particularly apt for your story and the message you share with students; life’s going to knock you down, but you have to rise above it each time. And you certainly have!
Thanks again for sharing your message,
Reggie Dabbs is truly an inspiring individual. His story brought tears to several of my staff members. Throughout the show faces were lighting up with laughter and surprise as Reggie played his saxophone and encouraged everyone’s participation. Great show with a great message.
My students and staff were immediately captivated by Reggie’s “big” personality. Learning life lessons was never so much fun- imbedded in toe-tapping music, inspirational messages, and genuine excitement.
Students were engaged from the moment they entered the auditorium. They responded enthusiastically to the opportunities to interact with Reggie and his music.
Reggie’s program is awesome!
Thank you so much for coming to Wharton and sending such a strong message to my students. It was electrify to watch, listen and absorb. The students throughout the day today have been finding me and sharing their thoughts. You are one great person and had good words for all the students. I am hopping that we can have you come back again! Thank you for all you do in a very professional and organized way.
Guest STRONG MAN Jon Pritikin gave an unforgettable presentation about bullying. Besides impressing the students with his enormous strength (ripping apart phone books, curling iron pan—a feat which has earned him citation in the Guinness Book of World Records, hoisting students up in the air for a helicopter spin, and bending an iron bar in his teeth) Pritikin touched their hearts with his true story of being a victim of bullying. His message was also shared during a special Sayville Middle School’s Family Night presentation.
Youth Alliance offers comprehensive prevention programs that will cater the needs of your school/community. They offer well rounded programs with district wide assemblies and family nights that address bullying, healthy relationships, self esteem, and good decision making (just to name a few). Preston is extremely professional and responsive in meeting any request your district may have. The speakers are dynamic, captivating, flexible and most importantly relatable/approachable to the student body. Once they come to your school, you will want them to come back every year!
Seth delivered a powerful, motivating message to all our students and was able to modify his presentation to an early elementary level. The students loved interacting with Seth and being active participants throughout the program!
Seth just left Red Bank, and he was excellent. As any first grade teacher will attest, to hold the attention of a 6-year old for more than 10 minutes is no easy task, and the kids were captivated for the entire 45-minutes. Seth brought the content down to an appropriate developmental level, and I have no doubt that the message was well received and memorable.
I wanted to let you know what an impact you made on our students yesterday at Fairfield Township School. Your message and
“rule” regarding no student sitting alone at the lunch table was well received by a couple of our 5th graders. A group of girls went over to a girl that always sits alone , and really struggles, and asked her to sit with them today. The look of excitement on her face and the fact that the teachers took quick notice of it speaks volumes to your message. Additionally, almost every staff member I have seen today commented on what an excellent message you bring. Congratulations to you on making our students feel SPECIAL! We at Fairfield School are grateful for the impact you made and for taking your time to speak to our students. Thank you also for the positive message that you delivered to our parents last night as well. They too appreciate the positive message. All the best as you continue your tour.
Thank you again!
The Youth Alliance has come to our school for two years now. TYA has been highly accommodating. Both of the presenters we have hosted were very popular with our students and communicated a positive character development message. We plan to continue our association with The Yourth Alliance next year and for years to come.
This is the second time we used The Youth Alliance. They were dependable, professional, and worked to meet our school’s needs. Seth Franco kept the students’ attention and was entertaining while delivering his message.
Youth Alliance always provides outstanding speakers. Jon Pritikin captured everybody’s attention. The community response was tremendous. My staff was speechless and very appreciative of the message he delivered. Next year we will be bringing back Youth Alliance for the school district.
Jon was over the top!! My students all spoke about him again today. Some of the students responses were awesome he can break and bend items, was bullied beat up and he worked through it to become a hero! I loved his presentation he didn’t preach he just told stories and the students absorbed the various meanings behind his stories. He was a powerful speaker while engaging all students.
Seth Franco & The Youth Alliance truly exceeded our expectations!!! Seth presented on the topic of Bullying with passion and a feeling of heart. He exuded energy & enthusiam with confidence and control. He related to the students with his own story. Our family night was a huge success
Seth Franco is a dynamic speaker who is able to make a connection with students across all grade levels. His presentation is engaging, pointed, and interactive; certainly something I would like to offer to my students again.
Today we had the privilage of having Seth Franco as a speaker. He was able to capture the attention of our middle schoolers with his very powerful message and his engaging performance. After 17 years as a ParaProfessional in the school system this presentation today was by far the best that I have ever been lucky to witness. Thank you so much!
I just wanted to take some time you thank you for sending Seth Franco to speak to our school today. He did an amazing job and all the students were excited and attentive (which is hard to do with middle school).
Sterling HS is so very pleased with the outcome of this morning’s Student Assemblies. We anticipate and equally wonderful “Family Night “ with Seth as well. Seth is a talented and engaging presenter who is able to captivate his audience while sending a powerful message…. Thank you for making a difference!
Your program is everything you promised, and more…………….
Our school just had Jon Pritikin present today. He was amazing! All of our students were focused and engaged from the beginning until the end. He also served as our keynote speaker during our family night event. We had nothing but positive comments all night long!
We just had the assembly with Seth and the students enjoyed it tremendously. I have been a teacher here in Pennsville for the past 35 years and it was at the top of the list. His presentation was great and the message to the kids about bullying was clear. Everyone had a great time!
I just wanted to thank you both for the wonderful presentations you did for us at Triton high school.
Both the students and teachers have told me it was the best, most effective program on bullying that we ever had in the history of assembly programs at our school.
Many thanks and Blessings,
Seth Franco was dynamic! He captured our students from beginning to end. Utilizing his basketball talents, humor, audience participation, and statistics relative to bullying he got across a very important message to our students. Students in grades 9-12 stated “This is one of the best assemblies we have had”!
I have surveyed staff and students and the overwhelming majority say that your “Real Relationships” program was probably the best program we have ever had at SLMS. The teachers want you to come back and share with our other grade levels because your story was so compelling and of high interest to our population of middle schoolers.