Shoreham Wading River High School Experiences the “Jeff Yalden Experience”

Teen Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden

On April 19, 2012, Youth Motivational Speaker and MTV MADE Teen Life Coach Jeff Yalden gave Shoreham Wading River the “Jeff Yalden Experience.”  The PTSA hired Jeff to share his message “About Life” to the 750 students of SWRHS.

The only thing Jeff said about the students that bothered him was that they were ‘too respectful.’  Being from Long Island, Jeff knows the students from Long Island and usually has a more active and enthusiastic audience.  At Shoreham Wading River you could hear a pin drop and by the end of his one hour and 40 minute talk, the kids were that came into school late were all outside the auditorium packed through the doors wishing they had come to school earlier and witnessed what everyone said was the best assembly speaker ever at SWRHS.

After the high school assembly, Jeff went and worked with about 35 of the student leaders and talked about not compromising your personal character for that of other people.  Jeff told personal stories that had shaped his life and encouraged the students to think of how they would have handled and responded differently than he did.  In this one hour and fifteen minute interactive session, Jeff really got the kids thinking about friendship, trust, loyalty, integrity, and character.  Jeff called the session, “Awesome!”

At night, Jeff returned to speak to parents.  Earlier in the day, when Jeff asked how many parents they thought would be coming out, Jeff repeated a number of times, “You speak to those that come.”   Knowing all too well that usually a handful of parents come.  This night was different, over 110 parents came out and most of them came out because their kids had texted them, “Mom/Dad, that guy ‘literally’ changed my life, you need to go see him tonight at 7pm in the school library.  You will love him.”  Jeff was amazed at the testimonials and texts that parents received from their kids.  The PTSA and Jeff were delighted to see such an awesome turnout.

The long day ended and Jeff called it a great day at a great school  Jeff was also very impressed with how great the PTSA ladies were and how hard they worked to provide this experience for the kids of Shoreham Wading River.  They experienced a high school assembly they called ‘the best ever at Shoreham Wading River.’

Jeff Yalden is a youth motivational speaker that talks to high school assemblies, middle school assemblies, youth leadership conferences, and teen events on anti-bullying, character, choices, responsibilities, etc.  Jeff is most notably known for his “About Life” message that covers all teen issues and gets teens thinking deeper about themselves.  As a high school motivational speaker, Jeff has traveled all over the world in 20 years and says that today, he is a better youth speaker and educator than he ever was.

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Here is a random email Jeff received last night:

Dear Mr.Yalden,
“I would like to personally thank you for coming to SWR High School today. The assembly was definetley the best one we’ve ever had and ever will have. What you spoke to us about really reached me and my peers. I was actually impressed that none of the asshole kids made stupid remarks. That just proves that your message can reach everyone. You came into our auditorium claiming you would make a difference in our lives, and I can attest to the fact that you did. All day my friends and I were speaking about how awesome and moving the assembly was!! The many topics you spoke about really do relate to my life and I feel like even though I will continue to make more mistakes throughout my life, what you have told me will make sure that my mistakes don’t effect my objective. I really have thought so much more about my life after the assembly and I thank you for allowing me to do this. Thank you for changing my life.”


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Author:Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker

Youth Motivational Speaker & Teen Life Coach. Since 1992, Jeff Yalden has been mesmerizing audiences with his engaging style and passion. Jeff is a story-teller that every where he speaks, he guarantees he is real and in the moment, perfect for every audience. He is one of a kind. He's interactive and nobody pours as much energy and passion into their programs that Jeff does. Guaranteed, Jeff will be a defining moment and a highlight of your students lives.

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