School Assemblies

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.

 

Overview of Jeff’s Message

“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

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Key Content

The exact points that Jeff will cover with your audience.

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What is Bullying?:  Simplifying a complicated issue.  Discerning bullying from simple disagreements.

The Anger Illusion:  Why getting upset makes things worse.

The Peace Sign:  The two-step approach that uses social skills to stop mean behavior.

Becoming Strong on the Inside:  How to protect your heart and change your mindset through resilience.

Cope for Hope:  Creative coping skills centered around your passions to release stress, manage emotions, and foster healing.

Love:  How compassion in action helps make friends and manage enemies.

Elementary School Assemblies

Energy, laughter, and audience participation fill Jeff’s elementary assembly program that teaches students how to make friends, manage enemies, and be strong on the inside.

Jeff shares the social and emotional coping skills (or ninja skills, as he calls them), that help kids overcome bullying. They are simple, practical, and easy to remember.  Jeff’s fun-filled presentation also includes music and magic tricks/illusions, two things that Jeff used himself to emotionally cope in the midst of difficult circumstances.  He encourages students to engage their passions to cope with stressors in their life in a healthy way.

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 can be presented for either lower elementary, upper elementary, or both together.  The message is designed to reach students is a way that is both entertaining and age-appropriate.

(Duration:  45 minutes or up to 60 minutes when including Q&A)

Follow Up Sessions

Jeff can facilitate these additional sessions to expand on the message.

Make Friends Like Magic

This action-packed magic/illusion show is filled with amazing tricks that teach how to build healthy relationships, cope with stressors, and recognize their worth.  Students are encouraged to  “fill others buckets” with kindness, let stress out of their “emotional balloon” when it gets full, and dream big.

Staff Training

Jeff’s professional development training teaches educators the best way to empower students with the “Peace Sign Approach” to bullying.  Your staff can dramatically increase your effectiveness when you use the program’s language and techniques consistently.  This is especially important for younger students.  Click here to learn more about Jeff’s training for school staff.

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Parent Training

Parents will learn how to help their student manage challenging relationships, and even stop sibling rivalry at home.  To learn more about Jeff’s training for parents, click here.

Middle School Assemblies

Through clean comedy, inspiring real-life stories, and evidence-based techniques, Jeff shares the 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 enduring other abuse.


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 times.


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 middle school students.  The message is tailored to reach students in an entertaining way that is age-appropriate.

(Duration:  45 minutes or up to 60 minutes when including Q&A)

Follow Up Sessions

Jeff can facilicate these sessions for small groups, including student clubs.

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Looking for 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.  Jeff shares the long-term impact of a negative online reputation, and promotes digital citizenship.

Anger Management

A three-step process to prevent, intervene, and positively respond to anger, based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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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 in a way that others will want to follow.

Safe Dates

This session explores the topic of dating, through identifying values, recognizing signs of abuse, and understanding the components of healthy relationships.  Jeff is a SAFE DATES certified trainer and facilitator.

High School Assemblies

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 illusion, two things that Jeff used himself to emotionally cope in the midst of difficult circumstances.  Students will love how he highlights examples of resilience in pop-culture, showing that you can truly find inner-strength and overcome any situation.

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 to reach high school students.  Jeff’s message is  tailored to reach students in an entertaining way that is age appropriate.

(Duration:  45 minutes or up to 60 minutes when including Q&A)

“This is, by far, the simplest and most common-sense approach (to bullying) I’ve ever heard.
— Andrea Korreck, Principal, Perry Township Schools

Follow Up Sessions

Add one of these sessions to Jeff’s keynote to dive deeper in
small groups such as student advisory and other clubs on campus.

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Looking for 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. Learn how to help students consider their online reputation and practice digital citizenship.

Anger Management

A three-step process to prevent, intervene, and positively respond to anger based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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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 make positive choices and live in a way that others will want to follow.

Safe Dates

This session explores the topic of dating through identifying values, recognizing signs of abuse, and understanding the components of healthy relationships.  Jeff is a certified SAFE DATES trainer and facilitator.

Follow Up Materials

Tangible takeaways that you can use all year long to reinforce Jeff’s message

Peace Cards

These are wallet-sized cards for students 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.

Discussion Guide

Designed for classrooms and small groups, this guide reinforces the key points of Jeff’s message, and gets students talking about what they learned.

Online Training Videos

Educators, parents, and students will learn the best way to grow in resilience, and peacefully respond to bullying/social aggression using the “Peace Sign Approach”. These videos share the same information as Jeff’s live talk, but are condensed into shorter segments.  Perfect for classroom viewing, and easy to distribute to staff and parents through an email newsletter.

Online Learning Library

Jeff Veley Online Learning Library Video Training Courses Bullying Social Aggression

Unlock the full library featuring multiple training courses for students, parents, and educators, taught by Jeff and other industry professionals.  These videos are professionally filmed and organized by topic, so that you can easily find practical solutions quickly.

The Peace Sign Challenge - Role-Playing Game

Jeff Veley plays the Peace Sign Challenge Golden Rule Game

Students will grow in resilience and learn social skills to de-escalate, and solve conflict through this fun role-playing game, as seen in Jeff’s live program.  Place it on school issued devices such as tablets and Chromebooks.  Use the game in the classroom and in the counseling office, to empower students to solve their own social problems.

 

 

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