Jeff Yalden Inspires the Students of Keene High School


The Doors of Keene HS

On Tuesday, April 2, Youth Motivational Speaker and Teen Life Coach Jeff Yalden spoke with the students of Keene High School in southwestern New Hampshire.  He describes it as a beautiful community and had the honor of being with and changing the lives of the students living there.

Keene High School is a school with an enrollment of around 1400 students, though only about 600 students were able to hear Jeff speak.  It was no April fool’s joke that some students would not be given the opportunity to hear Jeff’s inspiring words, simply because their teachers did not want to miss class time.  This is because the principal required teachers to sign their students up to hear him speak.  Because of this, there were a lot of upset kids that found it unfair that they were unable to attend the assembly.

Students Flood the Auditorium to Hear Jeff Speak

Students Flooded the Auditorium to Hear Jeff Speak

However, the assembly was moving and life-changing for those that were given the opportunity to hear Jeff speak.  Jeff thought that the kids and teachers that came really embraced the message. Both of Jeff’s shows ended with standing ovations.  He was not permitted to sell anything after he spoke, but that did not stop students from flooding around him to shake his hand, hug him, and thank him for the message that he had brought to them.

Jeff wishes to thank Kelly Budd, the lady who invited him, and describes her as a “fantastic lady and a great coordinator of the event.”  Because many of the students were unable to attend, she closed off half of the auditorium to make it feel like a full house.  By coordinating the event in a great manner and setting up the auditorium in this fashion, she set a great atmosphere for Jeff to speak.

Jeff was honored to speak with the students of Keene High School, stating, “I just feel very blessed and honored that I got to come back to the state that I kind of grew up in and share my message with these kids.”  He describes his visit there as “pretty incredible” and is thankful that he had the chance to be with the students of Keene.

Teen Speaker and Youth Coach Jeff Yalden has changed the lives of millions of people around the globe.  His inspiration stays with students long after he leaves and creates a lasting impact on their lives.  For this reason, a visit from Jeff is a perfect assembly idea for high schools, youth groups, and any organizations looking to change the lives of the people in their area.

The Definition of Inspiration

A Visit from Jeff is an Inspiring One


What The People Are Saying

So @JeffYalden just gave the most amazing motivational speech. It was so deep
- @JacqueNicole96 via Twitter

Had THE best motivational speaker at #khs today! #thank #you @JeffYalden so much! #amazingness
- Taylor Paige Johnson via Twitter

Had an amazing motivational speaker today at #KHS. Thank you @JeffYalden for everything! Blessed to have been able to go to the 2nd session!
- @Bgirl145 via Twitter

@JeffYalden‘s speech today sounded a lot like what my mom tries to tell me.. but he actually got me motivated to try harder.
- @snookks via Twitter

@JeffYalden motivational talk today was so amazing and inspiring. I loved it @k_wilkz818
- Emily Chamberlain 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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