Steve Russo is the speaker of choice for not only assemblies but also student leadership events, camps, retreats and conferences. In addition to his “Choices” assembly, Steve has other programs available including:
Freedom To Be Yourself (Students)
In “The Freedom to Be Yourself” assembly, Steve tackles a huge influence on a teen’s life – peer pressure or the pressure to conform. He vividly illustrates how peer pressure can affect what we think about ourselves, parents, language, actions, values and right verses wrong. Using captivating stories and real life examples, Steve exposes peer pressure for what it is – self imprisonment and practically equips teens how to become inner-directed rather than outer directed. He often uses his drums with this assembly program as well to connect with teens in a unique way.
Choose To Lead (Student Leaders)
Having studied leadership on a doctorate level, Steve is able to offer a unique perspective for student leaders in his “Choose to Lead” program. In practical ways that students can easily relate to, he discusses the character qualities of a leader and how this affects their ability to effectively lead and to bring about change. This special session is challenging, fun and practical for students who have decided to participate in the adventure of leading others.
Raising Healthy Kids In A Damaged World (Parents)
Life can be confusing and complex for kids today with outside pressures and an ever changing social environment. And it’s not easy being a mom or dad – especially if you’re a single parent. This event provides practical answers about young people that every parent, youth worker and concerned adult needs to know to develop a more effective parenting strategy. Topics covered include:
- Understanding what the world of a young person is really like
- Parenting a Digital Generation
- Building positive relationships with your kids
- Helping kids develop security, significance and acceptance
This program works well for individual schools and on a district-wide level.