One of my own personal missions is to create assemblies that make a positive lasting difference in kids lives. Seeing Mike Donahue from R5 Productions did more than all the speaker training intensives I’ve attended to empower me to take my own bullying prevention programs to the next level.
What I took away from Mike’s presentation to the middle school kids as well as their parents that evening was this: Teens deeply long for the adults in their lives to be real. Preaching at them and pontificating and telling them drugs are bad for them or that they should be kind and nice, will not work. Honoring their own experiences and listening DOES.
Mike was kind enough to allow me to interview him at my local Starbucks… Here it is:
Mike Donahue’s company is called R5 Productions and you can visit his site here: