Teachers and students were emotionally touched by your presentation. Your presentation not only equipped our students with tools to defuse bullying, but teachers as well. Your profound steps made it simple and easy for any student to deal with bullying. Thank you!
— Dr. Henry Haye, Teacher, Windham Middle School

Student Assembly Program

Through clean comedy, inspiring real-life stories, and evidence-based techniques, Jeff shares social and emotional coping skills that helped him overcome bullying.  He shares how treating his enemies like friends transformed his life after years of being picked on at school and abused at home.  

Jeff Veley is described as a one-man variety show that teaches students how to cope and find hope no matter their circumstances.  His energetic presentation also features music and illusions, two things that Jeff used himself to emotionally cope in the midst of difficult circumstances.

The program uses Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and resilience education to equip students with the skills that empower them to face adversity, grow in resilience, and solve their own social problems.  Students will learn how to grow in resilience, be seen as a leader among their peers, and turn their enemies into friends.

This assembly program is designed for upper elementary, middle, and high school students. Contact us to learn more about programming options for younger students.  Jeff's message is always tailored to reach students in an entertaining way that is age appropriate.  
(Duration:  30 - 60 minutes)

Jeff Veley teaches the Peace Sign Approach in his international award-winning bullying prevention program.  he travels from grand rapids, Mi and is a respected youth motivational speaker.

Key Content: 

  • Defining Bullying:  Simplifying a complicated issue.
  • The Peace Sign:  The two-step approach that uses social skills to stop mean behavior.
  • Cope for Hope:  Creative coping skills centered around your passions to release stress, manage emotions, and foster healing.
  • The Anger Illusion:  Why getting upset makes things worse.
  • Resilience:  How to protect your heart and change your mindset.
  • Love:  How compassion in action helps make friends and manage enemies.

Follow Up Sessions:

These optional sessions can be added to Jeff's keynote presentation at no cost.  They are the perfect way to tailor Jeff's program to meet your goals.  Each workshop is 30-45 minutes in length. 

  • Finding Amy:  Jeff's shares about the student who changed his life by simply inviting him to sit at her lunch table.  Students are challenged to "be someone's Amy."
  • Becoming Cyber-Smart:  How to respond to digital drama such as cyber-bullying, textual harassment, and sexting.
  • Anger Management:  A three-step process to prevent, intervene, and positively respond to anger.
  • Resilience Revolution:  The media is full of stories of people who have given up or made the wrong choices.  Jeff shares stories of those that faced adversity, overcame obstacles, found potential in their pain, and turned their struggle into something positive.  It inspires students to do the same.
  • Golden Rule Leadership:  Teaching students the secret to influencing others including how to start by leading yourself so that others will follow.
  • Safe Dates:  This session explores the topic of dating through identifying values, recognizing signs up abuse, and understanding the components of healthy relationships.  Jeff has been a certified trainer and facilitator of the SAFE DATES Curriculum for over 8 years.

Follow Up Materials:

  • Peace Cards:  Wallet-sized cards for every student that include social skills to respond to mean behavior, coping skills for dealing with stress,  a 24/7 crisis hotline, and a downloadable video from Jeff sharing the key points of the program through 1-on-1 teaching.  A perfect resource for any student who finds them self in need of help.
  • Discussion Guide:  Designed for classrooms and small groups, this guide reinforces the key points of Jeff's message and get students talking about what they learned.
  • Online Training for Adults:  Educators, parents, and mental health professionals will learn how to help students grow in their resilience and peacefully respond to social aggression.  This video is easy to distribute to staff and parents through an email newsletter.
  • Online Training for Students: Students will be reminded of the Peace Sign Approach in this fun and entertaining 10-minute training video.  Use it to recap the message and spark discussion in the classroom, play it on your morning announcements for Anti-Bullying Month, and utilize it in the counseling office to empower students that are being bullied.
  • Bonus Content:  We've thrown in a few surprises to further your efforts in implementing the Peace Sign Approach to stop bullying.

Educators, administrators mental health professionals, and camp counselors attended Jeff veley's training on helping kids become bullyproof.  The seminar was held at the Grand rapids initiative for leaders, (G.R.I.L.).  
Staff have told me that it was one of the BEST trainings by far that we have provided!
— Keri DeBruin, D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Home for Children
I was able to put Jeff’s teachings into play right away after hearing his presentation. One of my teenage clients was having trouble with bullying and was experiencing severe depression. After practicing Jeff’s skills with me, he has stopped cutting himself, reports feeling much better about himself, and best of all, reports a significant decrease in bullying over the past month.
— Gary Watson, Therapist Turning Point Therapy

Professional Development Training for Educators and Mental Health Professionals

As a professional who has spent several years working on the front lines in schools and residential treatment programs, Jeff truly understands how it important it is to find simple techniques that will work right away!  His training seminar teaches educators and mental health professionals the most effective ways to empower young people to solve social conflict.

Unlike many programs that rely on school-wide systems and significant time to implement, Jeff will teach you how to equip victims of bullying with social and conflict resolution skills in as little as 15 minutes.  These techniques provide students with the skills needed to respond to social aggression and solve their own social problems.  This means that staff can focus on coaching and teaching rather than policing and enforcing.  When put into practice, these techniques will yield immediate results.  Jeff's training is full of laughter, audience participation, and role-playing of real-life scenarios.
(Duration:  60 minutes - 6 hours)

jeff veley teaches parents how to stop bullying in his parent training held in grand rapids, Michigan.  
My son used Jeff’s techniques at school and shared with me that his bullies no longer pick on him. Thank you so much for your help! It works!
— Marian, Mother of 11-year old

Parent Training

This training gives parents a deeper understanding about bullying.  Parents will learn the best ways to help their child solve social problems and how they can rehearse these skills at home.  Through role-playing common bullying scenarios they find a superior way to help their child respond to social aggression and grow in resilience. 

Many parents come to the training with pre-conceived notions of how schools should handle conflict, but leave with a completely new perspective that unites their efforts and the school's.  They share that Jeff's training is "eye-opening" and "completely changed" their outlook on bullying.
(Duration:  60 - 90 minutes)