Studies show that suicide among youth is at an all-time high. Teens are struggling to find a sense of belonging. Now, more than ever, it is so vitally important to empower and encourage our youth to rise above their current circumstances. Your students will leave this assembly with a renewed self-image and the resilience to handle adversity and bullying. They will be empowered to take responsibility for the solution instead of focusing on the problem. Bullies will be inspired to change course in a very unique and dynamic way. Every student will be challenged to use their unique gifts and talents to make a positive difference every day.
This program WILL create a more positive and caring culture.
Students will learn how to:
Being in charge of bringing in speakers for your school, conference or convention is a big responsibility and can be a bit nerve racking to say the least. You need a speaker you can trust-someone that will come in and connect to the audience at their level with a message that will inspire and motivate them to take positive action. This program is sure to deliver just that.
Getting a reaction from these students is a true miracle in itself... and you did it. You have a message and a gift Cory and I hope you get plenty of opportunities to share it.
Cory's message is clear and was received overwhelmingly well by our 6-12 grade students. After his presentation we had a number of staff share with us how thankful they were that we were able to bring Cory in. Please consider bringing Cory in to your school. More students need to hear his message!
The students really enjoyed your presentation, and more importantly, it made an impact as several parents mentioned that their child came home and was talking about the presentation.
Cory had our students' attention throughout his entire presentation which is not an easy feat. I heard more positive feedback from students about the event than any speaker we've had. Students even told their teachers to go see Cory's presentation on their prep. Cory really made an impact on Princeton High School.
I saw kids participate that I NEVER would have imagined!
Great job! Great messages and great job of tuning in to the students. You had them on the edge of their seats... it was very powerful!
First I need to say great job Cory. I have heard so many positive comments; you really got to these kids! They have said it was great to hear a “real” story, someone who actually gets it. You made yourself real to these kids and “not just another pep talk”. This makes me so happy as a mom that this is something that will stick with the kids and to me as a board member of the James McKnight Suicide Awareness Group proud to have been able to bring this to the kids! Your message is making a difference. Keep it up and keep telling your story. Thank you so much!
Your message is definitely one that the students need to hear. This is so powerful.
Cory is a gifted speaker. He knows how to engage large groups of students, makes them feel immediately connected to him, and gives them relevant thoughts to ponder in their daily lives. Our students were clearly touched in a way that should elicit a positive long-term impact.
I had an overwhelming number of students come to me and talk about how great of a presentation it was and how impacted they were by Cory’s words. It generated multiple 20-minute conversations throughout the remainder of my day. This was something the students and staff strongly needed and are benefiting from and will continue to benefit from.
I have always been the bully and now you really made me see that I need to change. Thank you!
He changed the way I look at my life, and how important absolutely everything I do can impact so many people.
Dear Cory, I would like to thank you for the speech you made at my school today. It really changed my perspective on things in life and now I know it’s really ok to be me and not have to be like people think I need to be to fit in. Thank you again.
Cory the day you came to my school I was seriously thinking about ending my life but you changed my mind and that night I was able to stop one other person from hurting themself.
Following Cory's program, our students reported to their teachers that the presentation touched a chord with them. One student shared with our guidance counselor that the program made him realize he wasn't taking advantage of the opportunities his parents gave him and he wanted help in being accountable for his education. I have used his presentation as a springboard for discussions on students' actions and their effects on others. I recommend Cory Greenwood for presentations to teenagers! His program helped our students better understand themselves and those around them.
Cory was PHENOMENAL! He just spoke to our middle school kids and the impact he made was HUGE! We've had guest speakers before but he is by far the best! He delivered the message in a way that connected with the kids and that isn't always the case. If you have the chance to have Cory come talk in your school or community I would highly recommend him!!
Thank you for saving my life!