Teen Inspired Raises Funds to Bring Youth Motivational Speaker to School

Teen Inspired by Jeff Yalden

Teen Inspired by Jeff Yalden

A teen inspired by Youth Motivational Speaker and Teen Life Coach, Jeff Yalden raises money to bring Jeff to her school so all her classmates can experience what she experienced in the summer of 2012.  Remember when you were young and how impressionable you were?  Remember that role model or positive influence that came into your life and made you feel special or so powerful that you felt like you could take on the world?  Or better yet, you just wanted to share that special person with all your friends?  Meet high school senior Morgan Woodin from Corry High School in Corry, PA.

This summer at Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) in Williamsport, PA, Morgan was just like 1600 other teens attending a business leadership conference.  One teen speaker at the conference, Jeff Yalden, inspired her so much that she knew she had to bring Jeff to her school so Jeff could share the message she heard with all her classmates.  Nothing was going to stop her.  When she met with her administration, like all schools, she was told that the school didn’t have enough funds available to bring motivational speakers to the school.  That didn’t stop Morgan.  With permission, she raised the money herself.

Morgan went to every school club organization and shared her plan to bring Jeff to school.  She asked if they were willing to help donate money.  Morgan shared Jeff’s website, youtube information, blogs,  and his inspirational message with all the students to get them interested too.  Morgan decided to do fundraising activities during lunch.  One activity she did was with all the classes 7-12 grade.  The class that raised the most money got to slime the principal.  Of course the middle school won and the middle school principal got slimmed.  “You better be good because I got slimmed for you to come here.” the middle school principal said to Jeff Yalden before he spoke.

Months of preparation and talks came down to February 26, 2013 when Jeff Yalden was to arrive at Corry High School outside of Erie, PA.  Jeff knows how stressful it could be to bring a teen speaker to your school.  Whether you are a teacher or administrator or even a student, there are so many thoughts running through your mind the days and day before the event.  When Jeff speaks, unlike many speakers, it is an event.  Most youth speakers speak for 45 minutes.  Jeff Yalden takes the stage and Jeff speaks for at least an hour and 15 minutes.  Usually, Jeff speaks an hour and a half to two hours and the kids are riveted to his every word.  Perhaps, this is why Jeff Yalden is considered the #1 Teen Motivational Speaker in all of North America.  Since 1992, Jeff has mesmerized thousands of school assemblies and hundreds of youth leadership conferences world-wide.  The stress is simple things like, “Will the kids like him?”  “Will everything be setup for Jeff to do his thing?”  “Will the staff and teachers like Jeff and find his message worth getting out of class?”

When you’ve experienced Jeff Yalden speak you can’t help to want to share the message, but you also want everyone else to have the same experience you had when you heard him speak.  That is pressure.

Jeff finished his two hour talk at Corry High School and the teachers and students gave him a standing ovation.  They loved Jeff and more importantly than anything Morgan felt that all the work put into Youth Speaker and Life Coach, Jeff Yalden coming to Corry High School was worth every dollar raised and all the efforts to make this happen.

Another event where Jeff Yalden didn’t disappoint.

Thanks Morgan for your hard work and desire to share Jeff’s message.  You have a fan in Jeff and he is excited to have met you and brought to your peers the message that inspired you.








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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. www.JeffYalden.com

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