I want you to know what a powerful impact you have had on this student! He is focused, attentive, organized, working hard, eager, and happy. I have not observed or heard of a conflict with peers. I am so very happy for him! Please make sure to let his family know when you have other sessions that he would benefit from. This is a very significant turnaround, and if he is able to continue on this path, you have truly changed his life! –
Principal – Florence Mears Public School
Kids4kids leadership has been instrumental in connecting with students and staff at Brownridge Public School around topics of leadership, courage, inclusivity, and anti-bullying. In addition to the student workshops and after-school programs, our grade 7 and 8 students attended the 2nd annual Leadership and Anti-bullying conference which had a significant impact to support the promoting of respect and inclusivity. Scott’s ability to connect with students has been extremely positive and impactful. Thanks for helping students and staff at Brownridge make a difference!
Joe Gold – Principal Brownridge Public School YDSB
Scott has a passion for anti-bullying and his message is incredibly powerful for both students and educators. I have seen first hand how Scott’s influence has helped children who were at-risk. As an author, his books help educators work with children to achieve their goals. Scott’s genuine care for students makes him an amazing role model for students of all ages.
Gord Truffen – Halton District School Board Superintendent
Scott’s program has had profound lasting effects on many of the kids in these schools. The students came from varied backgrounds; affluent to poverty-stricken homes, well-adjusted to socially challenged behaviourally and primary to junior to intermediate age levels.
Scott has the skills to relate to all kids regardless of their needs, but specifically, he has the talent to connect with students who require the extra confidence boost or a social skill that may be the barrier holding them back from successful relationships. He finds the ‘hook’ for each student through his high energy and engaging personality. He develops relationships through his efforts to truly learn about his students and create a safe and trusting environment.
Scott’s ability to move students forward comes from very clear and well-defined lessons around wording and body language. These lessons explicitly show kids how to react to situations that they will encounter daily and as they move through their school career. Scott has an innate knack to see what kids’ needs are and tailor his program to develop skills. One example I can share is around a girl at my school who comes from a family with lots of turmoil. She is a quiet girl who lacked confidence and was often the target of teasing. She struggled to figure out how to deal with these situations. She did self-advocate by telling teachers and administration, but often solutions dealt with the incident rather than developing an ability to move forward.
After being involved in Kids for Kids, however, this girl is a completely different person. She has become a strong advocate for kids who are dealing with the things she had endured by passing along the same teaching that Scott shared with her. She is no longer a target and has developed meaningful relationships with many of her peers. She is someone that the other kids seek to work with. She has used the skills that she learned at Kids for Kids to not only help herself but also to empower others.
Steve Breckels – Vice-Principal Florence Meares Public School
Scott’s like a big kid himself. I think this is why kids can relate to him. He speaks to them on their level. You walk away from Scott’s presentation like you’ve been to a rock concert or the theatre where you have had a life-changing experience.
Gord Deppe – Leader singer of the Spoons
Scott’s programs offer a great support system for schools. I think every school should have Scott Graham for their students.
Doug Gilmour – NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
Kids4Kids has been instrumental in creating a common strategy and approach to empowering students to stand up for themselves. Scott is an engaging speaker who easily translates his school assembly into a five-week leadership program (lunch or after school) that leaves a community of students able to positively continue to impact the school and school community.
Wendy Howes – Principal, Student Services Coordinator, YDSB
Scott, Thank you for coming out to my school. The students were captivated and the staff told me that it was the best anti-bullying presentation that they had seen. I appreciate your time and the messages you imparted…..I will continue to follow up on it. On behalf of the staff, students and myself, it was a pleasure for us as well.
Christine Sandig – M.Ed, OCT Principal St. Gabriel the Archangel CES
Highly recommended! Valuable, explicit messages that support anti-bullying policy, peer support, character development, habits of mind, and well-being. Our students were engaged from start to finish and will take away what they learned and use it.
Sandra Difelice – Vice Principal École Forest Trail P.S
“Scott actively engages students in strategies to assist them when confronted with bullying situations. He challenges students to become leaders within their communities and peer relationships. Scott’s presentations to students are entertaining and impactful.”
Michelle Kennedy – Principal Blessed Sacrament School, London Ontario
“This guy is amazing! I think all the schools in Montreal need to experience Scott Graham.” – Teacher Beaconhill School – Beaconsfield, PQ
“I feel like I am watching Robert Munsch.” – Parent – Cedarcrest School – Montreal, PQ
“That was the best anti bullying presentation I’ve seen in my 16 years of teaching. Very funny and interactive, but the kids get the message” – Beacon Hill Supply teacher
Scott is a “Miracle worker”
Dr. Ford Jones – Pediatrician