Summer 2017

Jun 27, 2017

Hello Friends,
We have had exciting times at the Youth Alliance over the last several months.  We’ve taken 160 students to the Philadelphia 76ers games, had Our Got game 3on3 basketball tournaments, and have been doing schools all over the US, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, and Fiji with multiple presenters impacting thousands of families. 

We’ve reached students and school staffs in all our various programs.  I’ve included some videos and photos of our time serving the community.  Also, I thought I would share some feedback from students’ parents, administrators, and teachers.

As we head into the summer, we’re gearing up for a massive fall throughout the Northeast region. 

“I’m a teacher at Wallan Secondary College,  who had the privilege of meeting you and hearing you speak today.  I was blown away by your message.  I’m the year 9 coordinator and at the end of today’s presentation had so many students and their parents commenting that this was their best and most meaningful experience in their schooling lives.  We had students who have been beefing all year, end their arguments and begin to engage in positive conversations with each other.  We had students who would normally be under our radar for bullying other students go out of their way to sit next to and talk to students who would normally be their targets.  I just wanted to thank you.  You have a gift, Preston and you can touch children’s hearts and appeal to their empathy in a minute of meeting them.   I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia and look forward to watching your journey continue.”

“Thank you so much for yesterday! We loved your talk at TKIS. Kids were crying and beaming yesterday. You changed the dynamics amongst staff to encourage positive education. And you entertained and moved those of us who heard the presentation three times in a row! ”

“Today you spoke to our school just letting you know how much your speech inspired me today to be myself and think before I speak.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for coming to talk to us all about life, many people might not have taken much out of your talk this morning, but I did. You’re such an inspiration to young people, and you and your son are two of the strongest people!! I was having a horrible week, but you made me feel a lot better thank you for being such an inspiration to young children, and thank you for making me believe in myself.”

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