What a challenging school year it has been. So many changes, so many distractions, so many obstacles. Students, teachers, coaches, administrators, support staff, (not to mention parents!) - they're all worn out. And that's why I'm excited about helping them finish the year strong! I'm delivering an encouraging VIRTUAL message for elementary, middle, and high schools students, empowering them to focus on what they can control to make the most of this moment and close the semester on a positive note. Fill out the Finish Strong Virtual Request Form below to get your school on the calendar for the spring virtual tour!
What Schools Can Expect to Receive:
Live virtual message with focus points including attitude, effort, responsibility, community, and perseverance.
Q&A following the message to field any questions staff or students may have.
PDF resources that coincide with the message for students to use for positive reminders and practical tips.
Short follow-up video, a week after the message, for schools to share with students to reinforce the principles covered.
This talk is a really big deal to me because I know many young people are having a really tough time right now. And as a former public educator, I feel for the parents, teachers, coaches, and administrators who have been fighting to help students stay in the game to continue going and growing.
what is the length of the virtual message?
The projected time for each grade level is as follows: Elementary (20-25 minutes), Middle (30-35 minutes), High (40-45 minutes). Additionally, there will be time allotted at the end of the message for a Q&A.
May a school request a personalized/prerecorded message instead of a Live Message?
Yes, schools may request a personalized/prerecorded session, whoever there is an up-charge due to increased time in recording, editing, uploading, etc.
Can a School district invest in a message for all grade levels?
Yes, if a school district chooses to bundle more than one grade level, they will receive a percentage off the total cost. Bundling two grade levels together qualifies for 10% off. Bundling all three grade levels together qualifies for 20% off.
Are Messages for School staff Available?
Yes, a talk for faculty and staff is available as well (which may qualify as professional development credit), either in a 1-hour session or 2-hour session. If a school/district chooses to bundle a staff message with any student message, they will qualify for 10% off of the staff price.
what is the cost of this program?
The cost is broken down into rates at each grade level. The lowest rate being elementary school grade level, and the highest rate being high school grade level. The staff rate is separate from the school rate. Please fill out the Finish Strong Virtual Request Form to receive final details on total cost for your school/district.
How many schools can participate in the virtual tour?
The calendar is open from March 22 - May 21, for the first 15 schools at each grade level. That means 15 elementary schools, 15 middle schools, and 15 high schools. Booking is first-come, first-serve. So don't miss out!