"It's not what happens to you; It's what you do with what happens to you."
The Nametags™ education program is a twenty-minute (forty-five minutes to an hour with questions) assembly designed for students third grade and above. In this interactive program, designed in conjunction with Donna Volpitta, Ed.D, Chris uses video clips, activities and stories in order to challenge students to think about the assumptions we make about the labels that we place on ourselves and others.
It is a powerful presentation that is endorsed by bullying expert Joel Haber.
To see the full presentation, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwPrzSILZ2c
I'm a fifth grade teacher at Munger Hill Elementary School, and I recently heard you speak to our students about "labels." I was very touched by your story and even more so by your message. I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you as I, and my students, really enjoyed your presentation. You're spreading a very important message! I would say that you are definitely "on the right path." Keep up the good work!
-Julie Chesnicka, teacher, Munger Hill Elementary Schook
Every school in the country needs to hear this message.
-Principal, Scofield Middle School
The kids walked out of the presentation an inch taller than they walked in.
-Principal, Cloonan Middle School
The entire student body and faculty were captivated by Chris' message and commitment to help others realize their true potential.
-Notre Dame High School Newsletter
Thanks again for helping to make the assembly on Monday such a success! I still hear buzz in the hallway about it. I look forward to seeing Chris and his message reach thousands and millions more each year! Nametags™ is an important program for our society. Chris Waddell shares his experience in a way that allows the audience to safely consider, “It’s not what happens to you, It’s what you do with what happens to you.”
-Robert Lane, Kildonan School
Thank you for bringing Chris to our attention and having him speak at our school. Everyone thought it was wonderful.
-Nick Tarzia, Parent at Rogers International Magnet School
Great show! We had a lot of positive feedback from both teachers and students.
-Marc Power, Middlesex Middle School Counselor
Thank you for connecting us to Chris and his incredible mission. Thank you for an inspiring and energizing presentation … you are our Hero Chris!
-Loreen Mody, Assistant Principal, Cloonan Middle School