Jeff Yalden Hopes to Return to Maumee High School after Weather Cancellation

MHS’s beautiful auditorium was empty Friday due to inclement weather. (Image via

MHS’s beautiful auditorium was empty Friday due to inclement weather. (Image via

On Friday, February 22, International Youth Motivational Speaker and Teen Life Coach Jeff Yalden was scheduled to speak with the students of Maumee High School in Ohio and change their lives.  Unfortunately, he and the students of Maumee woke up to an inclement weather closing – the first in two years.  He wishes to inform the students that they will still be given the opportunity to hear his message later this spring, as he will be discussing a possible date with the school administration.

Jeff Yalden was greatly looking forward to speaking with the 800 students of this school in their state-of-the-art auditorium; he had left vacation in sunny Costa Rica a day early to be with them. Jeff left the tropical weather and was greeted by the severe weather of the Appalachians.  Upon waking up, he was informed that school had been delayed due to the weather.  It was then turned into a closing on the one day that the students were anticipating to hear Jeff.

After the school had called off for the day, several students invited Jeff to breakfast, but he had to deny their invite because he thought that it would be irresponsible to encourage students to drive on the road when the school administration had thought that it was dangerous.  He is upset that he did not have the opportunity to visit with them and hopes to see them and the rest of the students later this spring.

Sadly, Jeff had to buy a plane ticket and return home, as the weather had hampered his ability to speak with the students.  Next week, he will be discussing the situation with the school administration and hopes to have another assembly later this spring.

Youth Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden has changed the lives of millions of students, everywhere from Costa Rica to Ohio to countries on the other side of the world.  His message is one that sticks with them and changes the way that they live their lives.  To bring his life-changing message to your school or organization, please visit for more information.

Students Anticipating Jeff’s Message

Wow, figures Maumee had to close today of all days, looking forward to you coming :(
- Lisa Cappelletty Ort via Facebook

@JeffYalden I’m really upset we couldn’t see you today…the only day I wanted to go to school #notfair
- Chris Barrow via Twitter

I actually wanted to see @JeffYalden The one time I want school, they cancel.
- @MariRobinson16 via Twitter

Was it really that necessary to cancel school… I was looking forward to @JeffYalden
- Jaycee Cameron via Twitter

Bummed that school closed. Hopefully they let me come back to hear @JeffYalden if he’s back after we graduate early. #disappointed
- Andrea Rader via Twitter


Author:Brandon Schmuck, Teen Blogger for Youth Speaker, Jeff Yalden

“I want to put a ding in the universe.” Brandon Schmuck is a senior class president at Rockwood Area High School. He is an ambitious teen with a dream: to change the world. He plans on majoring in electrical and computer engineering and gaining a background in speaking, writing, business, and the arts. He dreams of becoming an influential business leader and changing the lives of millions through his words and products. He is inspired by his parents and his two younger sisters to be all that he can. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar as part of his high school’s jazz band and hitting up the greens during the summer. He loves to write and express his opinion and is an active member of student congress, speech, and Future Business Leaders of America. Online, he has an active presence as a teen blogger for youth motivational speaker, Jeff Yalden, and operates his own personal blog. He enjoys having an impact on those around him and is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, SADD, and Spanish Honor Society, where he helps at local food drives and school events. Brandon was first inspired by Jeff’s words at Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, where he heard him as a guest speaker. After hearing him, he knew that he had to bring him to his area. Despite the small size of his school, Brandon managed to gather the funding to bring him, while arranging for a neighboring school to come hear him also. Jeff’s words had an enormous impact on his school; students there were inspired to live their lives to the fullest and make the right decisions. Every day as he walks through the halls, he sees the impact that Jeff’s visit had on the students, as many of them continue to carry his messages with them by wearing his t-shirts. Prior to Jeff’s visit, Brandon published an article on his personal blog and his school’s website, describing what he had heard during Jeff’s speech at PFEW and how he managed to raise the funding for his visit. After reading it, Jeff hired Brandon as a teen blogger. Brandon admires the impact that Jeff has on others and hopes to someday carry the same impact himself.

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