Nick Vujicic, renown speaker brings message of hope to students

Born with no arms and no legs, he proves that seemingly insurmountable odds can be overcome

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Jan. 21,2019) – World-renown speaker, Nick Vujicic brings his message of hope to students at Coral Springs Charter School on Wednesday, January 23. Born with no arms and no legs, he has become one of the most respected speakers to spread anti-bullying messages and share ways to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. He will present two sessions live in the Coral Springs Charter auditorium and will live stream to students throughout the Charter Schools USA network of schools. His visit coincides with a partnership announcement between his company, Attitude is Altitude (AIA), Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) and Noble Education Initiative (NEI). A new AIA curriculum, which was developed by NEI, will be distributed to all CSUSA schools in June 2019. It will be available nation-wide to all schools in the fall of 2019.

AIA curriculum provides fully-developed lesson plans based on the well-known and proven CASEL framework to promote Social Emotional Learning in students. The curriculum educates the whole child by helping them maintain balance and build social skills. It focuses on:

Understanding and managing emotions
Setting and achieving positive goals
Feeling and showing empathy for others
Establishing and maintaining positive relationships
Making responsible decisions
“Nick’s message is so strong and resonates with today’s students in such a powerful way,” said Jon Hage, president and CEO of Charter Schools USA. “Our goal is to reach students across the nation and eventually around the world to teach them ways to navigate and succeed in the uncertainty they face every day.”

According to the curriculum’s creators, the timing of this launch is important. Approaching the anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, the national conversation continues to address deficiencies in mental health services. AIA attempts to prevent some of the behaviors that contribute violence and bullying.

“Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Americans aged 15-24,” said Sherry Hage, president and CEO of Noble Education Initiative. “We live in an era where social skills are not taught, communication is limited to interactions on texts and social media and children have no idea how to handle difficulty and the emotional roller coasters they encounter daily. Unlike days past, children can no longer escape negativity when they leave school. They are faced with it 24/7 and need to learn effective ways to deal with crisis.”

Schedule:

9:00-9:45 – Nick Vujicic speaks to 6th graders at Coral Springs Charter School
9:50 – 10:15 – Individual one-on-one media interviews with Nick V scheduled
10:30 – 11:15 – Nick V speaks to 9th graders at Coral Springs Charter School
11:15 – 12:00 – Individual one-on-one media interviews with Nick V scheduled

MEDIA NOTES:

Nick Vujicic – pronounced Voychich
Interviews will be limited to 15 minutes for each reporter
All students are photo-released, however there will be some limits to when reporters can take photos based on confidentiality – for example: Student Share Out cannot be recorded
Media is invited to attend either session. Both are the same, just held at different times.
If all media slots are filled and you are not able to schedule individual interviews during the allotted times, we will attempt to accommodate you at a later time during the day.
To schedule an interview, please call Colleen Reynolds at 239-849-6400 or email edgecommunications@comcast.net

Media Contact:

Colleen Reynolds, APR
Edge Communications – edgecommunications@comcast.net
(239)849-6400

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