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Full Day Programs start at 7:00am and go to 9:30pm . . .
Meet and greet with key administration and staff. This ensures that everyone is on the
same page and excited about the day.
8:30 - 10:15 AM: School Assembly
All about teen motivation and life, Jeff uses his own story to illustrate
the pitfalls and temptations young people are likely to encounter
and the successes they can celebrate on the road to adulthood.
Behavior. Attitude. Choices. It’s OK to ask for help. Take Time To
Jeff is transparent about his own life and his struggles with mental
illness - but his stories are also laced with his unique brand of
humor. Today, Jeff is a man who heroically lives with mental illness
and is a staunch advocate for mental health.
Let the energy happen. It’s
amazing. It’s safe. It’s real
issues. I will tell the kids
that I’m here all day, and
that if anybody wants to
talk, we are here.
Jeff doesn’t lecture the students, and his talks are not canned.
Your students will “get him” right off the bat. Jeff cares about
the teachable moment, being present and engaged with your
Make sure a counselor is available. Breakthroughs
can happen at any moment, and they usually do.
You will discover which students are on the school’s
radar, and who is now going to be on that radar - one
step closer to getting these students the help they
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teacher/Staff In-Service Presentation. Fun, insightful and productive - talking teen suicide and
mental health. And/or, building walk through for school climate and school spirit based on Jeff’s
25 years experience. Learn where most (in-school) suicides happen and what to do.
Consider Jeff for a Full Day or Two
You can also share Jeff with another Community!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Parents and Community Program (See Parents and Community Page) If there is a sporting
event scheduled, Jeff would love to attend. He’s a coach after all, and the athletes appreciate his
being there to support their team. Go TEAM!
This day is amazing. I am your guest - let me be a part of your school
climate: teacher, coach, fun and exciting “Coach” Jeff for the day. What
you need, where we can be, however we can serve . . . We go all day!
DAY #2: “Can you stay another day?, says many school administrators after this day. Consider a second day
with more coaching, but this time mediating between the teen and the parents. Parents sign up after the Parent
and Community Program. Let’s get these teens on the right track. After all, they listen to Jeff.
w w w . J e f f Y a l d e n . c o m
I’m where I need to be,
doing what we need to
do to support and inspire
Jeff makes himself available for students, teachers,
counselors and staff. This is the perfect time for
oneon- one chats, small group conversations, school
climate and culture building and walk-throughs.
10:30 AM: Where we need to be doing what we need to do!