About Joel’s Positive Approach
Students are constantly bombarded with negative approaches to making the right choices, “Don’t do drugs, Don’t be a bully. Don’t mess up like I did.” They are often told what not to do, but rarely told what to do. From his platform as a champion, Joel brings a POSITIVE MESSAGE to students that is both relevant and impactful. Combining humor and sincerity, Joel gives a REAL-LIFE EXAMPLE of the rewards that result from making right choices. His stories of personal trials and subsequent triumphs are proof that ordinary people can accomplish great things by simply following through with their commitments.
About Joel’s Stand Your Ground Theme
What does it mean to stand your ground? People today are constantly making commitments and breaking them. Look at divorce rates, credit card debts, New Year’s resolutions… and the list of unfulfilled promises goes on. Is it even possible to keep our commitments?
Joel Penton says, “Yes it is possible” – he knows from experience. Like most of your students, Joel was put into situations in Middle school and high school where it would have been easy to compromise and break his commitments. However, he chose to rise above the pressure and keep the commitments he made in school, in football, and in life.
Joel will say that it takes character, it takes will and the road will be hard. But his personal experience is proof that ordinary people can accomplish great things by simply following through with the commitments they have made. Your students will be inspired and reminded of the importance of not just making commitments, but also keeping those commitments.