What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

The words BULLY and BULLYING were not used one single time. Yet, this was, HANDS DOWN, the best anti-bullying program we've EVER had here. EVER!

What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

In 25 years of public education, I have never heard a more motivating presentation.

What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

Most powerful assembly I've witnessed in my 30 years as a teacher at CCMS!

What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

I have NEVER seen a group of middle school students who were more mesmerized by a speaker...and I've been in this school system since 1975!

What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

We have had some really good assemblies in the past 9 years since I've been here, but none as powerful and moving as Silent-Strength.

What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

I wish you could have heard all of the kids buzzing about when, where, and how they were going to take their Silent-Strength Pledge! You definitely touched all of our lives with your message. It was a phenomenal program!

What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

WOW...that was the word on everyone's lips at the end of Doug's program! Need a Speaker? Stop looking and contact Doug now! The message he delivers will leave you mesmerized, inspired, and ready to take on any challenges that life may throw at you!

What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

I met Doug at the WV Association Reading Conference in White Sulpher Springs, WV. His message was profound and the impact it made upon me I cannot even describe. Thank you for this gift and for taking time to share Chris with us.

What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

As a teacher for 20+ years...I have never seen a Speaker who made such an impact on our students.

What Administrators and Teachers Are Saying:

I can't even begin to tell you the impact you made here at Blue Ridge. The ripples keep moving out...it's the best and most important program we have ever had here!

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KINDNESS PRESENTATION

(DOUG REAVIS)

A Youth Motivational Speaker, Doug's Silent-Strength Kindness Presentation has supplemented school anti-bullying campaigns, youth character education programs, teen leadership conferences, and teacher back-to-school assemblies for thousands of students and teachers nationwide.

Silent Strength

60 or 90 Min. Silent-Strength Kindness Presentations

Middle School Assemblies
(Youth Kindness Motivation)
STUDENT OBJECTIVES:

  • Reach out for those in need of help.
  • Create positive actions that speak louder than words
High School Assemblies
(Teen Character Education)
STUDENT OBJECTIVES:

  • Reach for help when you are in trouble.
  • Reach out for those in need of help.
  • Create positive actions that speak louder than words
Youth Conferences
(Teen Leadership)
YOUTH OBJECTIVES:

  • Reach for help when you are in trouble.
  • Reach out for those in need of help.
  • Create positive actions that speak louder than words
Education Keynote
(Teacher Appreciation)
TEACHER OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand your true value to society.
  • Keep reaching for every single child.
  • Witness how your positive actions change lives.
  • Comprehend the “Ripple Effect” of your positive influence.

What Students Are Saying:

"My friend standing next to me said, and I quote 'Man, he made me want to be a better person.' What you do makes so many other lives better - like a chain reaction..."

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What Students Are Saying:

I was going through a rough time when you came by our school. You helped me see...there is a positive side...in a negative life. I reached for that hand...and it helped me out of the dark. I hope you can inspire others...like you helped inspire me.

What Students Are Saying:

I'm a student at Hurley High School. Today, Chris' story, was shared with us. I've never been so touched by something in my life. It brought me to tears. It's such an amazing story and I thank you so much for sharing it with everyone!

What Students Are Saying:

Today, you came to FCHS and told your brother's story. You came at just the right time for me. I have been going through depression and self-harming since I was about 10 years old, and your story inspired me to reach out and get help. Thank you so much. I am keeping you and your family, including your brother, in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you again, and your presentation was WONDERFUL!

What Students Are Saying:

That was honestly the best program our High School ever had. Your brother is truly a hero. You changed a lot of people's minds, and you made people think differently towards the way they treat everyone. You are honestly a life saver.

What Students Are Saying:

You came to my school today and honestly, you gave me hope. I've been struggling with an eating disorder, and you have given me hope to recover and make things better - not only for myself, but for everyone around me that I've hurt with my actions and decisions. Your story about Chris touched something inside me that's been buried for years...it truly changed the way I think.

What Students Are Saying:

The program you did at my school was the most touching thing I've ever experienced in my life...You really do make a difference in people's lives.

What Students Are Saying:

His story totally changed my life! I was picking on a kid, but after I heard his story, I changed. I hope when other people hear his story, it will change their life too. Thank you so much!

What Students Are Saying:

Thank you so much for coming to our school. My life changed within one hour today, and I will never be the same person ever again because of it.

What Students Are Saying:

One of my students was so startled and moved by your visit that he could hardly speak to me when we got back to the classroom. He told me he has picked on other kids for a long time. He says that God sent you to speak to him, to tell him your story so that he could understand why he needs to change.

About Silent Strength
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In 41 years, Chris Reavis – profoundly brain damaged since birth – never uttered a single negative word about anyone, never hurt a single soul with any of his actions, and never asked for a single thing for himself, while all the time loving anyone who would simply sit and talk with him – no matter who they were (and without judging them) – just unconditional love. The profound, positive impact that Chris had on the lives of countless individuals was immeasurable. Yet, he did it without ever speaking a single word. CHRIS DID THIS FOR 41 YEARS (Jan. 14, 1971 – Jan. 20, 2012). COULD YOU DO IT FOR A DAY? TAKE THE “SILENT-STRENGTH PLEDGE” & SHARE IT WITH OTHERS…1 DAY CAN MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON ANOTHER PERSON’S LIFE FOREVER!

THE SILENT- STRENGTH PLEDGE: (In honor of the life that Chris led)

“Today, my positive actions will speak louder than all of my words”… Silent Strength