The key to the success of all of the assemblies was a strong message of hope, responsibility and dealing with adversity in a positive manner delivered with humor and compassion.  The messages were made more “entertaining” to a middle school audience when combined with the musical talents of Mr. Dabbs and the athletic ability of Mr. Franco.  There was never a question in my mind that the relationship with Youth Alliance was one that benefits our students and one that I would carry to my next assignment.