Speakers & Topics



Attaboy is a Billboard-charting band that uniquely combines an energetic and fun musical performance with a powerful spoken message.

Attaboy’s assembly encourages students to make CHOICES for themselves and empowers students to treat others with respect, regardless of what everyone else is doing.

Topics: Making Wise Choices, Respecting Others, Character Education, Peer Pressure, Bullying, Substance Abuse Prevention


Brad Hurtig

Brad was a typical student-athlete in high school until a devastating accident after his sophomore year resulted in the amputation of both of Brad’s hands. Through hard work and determination, Brad soon rejoined his high school football team and led the team in tackles while earning all-state honors.

Brad encourages students that they can overcome any obstacle if they simply FIND A WAY.

Topics: Handling Adversity, Leadership, Motivation, Inspiration, Goal Setting



Beacon is an award-winning hip-hop artist who has landed multiple songs on the Billboard Top 30 Radio Charts.

He has performed alongside Grammy-winning artists and travels the United States sharing his music and his "LOVE HATERS" school assembly message.

Topics: Bullying, Character Education, Handling Adversity, Entertainment


Terrence Talley

Terrence, husband to his wife Courtney and father to two daughters, Terrence knows the importance of family.

Traveling around the country for over ten years and speaking to audiences of all ages, Terrence uses his stories about fatherhood and life to inspire all within earshot to “NEVER GIVE UP." In his assembly,

Terrence shares stories to let students know they are not alone in their struggles. With a heavy focus on bullying and secrets, students are taken on a journey that reveals the true heroes they need are right there in the classroom. Their teachers!

This assembly will not only impact the students but staff and faculty as well.

Topics: Bullying, Suicide, Motivation, Inspiration


Joel Penton

Joel Penton played college football for The Ohio State University and won a National Championship and a major National Award (the Humanitarian Heisman) during his time at OSU.

After graduation, Joel turned down an opportunity to play in the NFL to begin a career in full-time speaking and quickly earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading school assembly speakers. Joel encourages students to STAND YOUR GROUND and proves to that ordinary people can accomplish great things by simply making and then keeping the right commitments. 

Topics: Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Character, Leadership, Bullying

Austin Lanier

Austin Lanier

Austin Lanier was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and placed on medication at the early age of 6 years old. He grew up with no sense of IDENTITY, believing the lie that he was a mistake and no one loved him the way he was. In attempt to compensate for lack of self confidence he became a class clown, and embraced his label as a ‘trouble-maker’ and ‘bad kid’ during his middle school years.


David McCreary

David is an entertainer, period. He has been performing comedy and magic for 25 years, and although he’s loved performing for some of the biggest companies in the world, nothing fulfills him like using his talents to impact students.

David’s school assembly theme, LIVE MORE, includes three simple steps for students to get the most out of life: learn more, laugh more, and love more.

Topics: Bullying, Character Education, Handling Adversity, Entertainment