LEGACY OF HOPE® is a powerful, real-life prevention and healthy choice presentation that both youth and adults find unforgettable and life-changing. Effective in helping fight prescription drug-abuse, alcohol abuse, self-harm, gangs, irresponsible sexuality, and other self-destructive, addictive ways that many youth and adults turn to in order to cope with feelings, stress and life challenges.
Susie Vanderlip keeps the message simple and profoundly clear how our emotions impact our choices and the role that social-emotional well-being has on life success and academic achievement of youth. LEGACY OF HOPE® instantly captivates an audience with riveting, profound and eye-opening character portrayals while imparting current research-based brain processing and social/emotional insights into youth and families. Susie Vanderlip is an internationally renowned performance artist/speaker that has NO fear of communicating to both youth and adults clearly and profoundly about the emotional issues adolescents bring into the classroom each and every day. With 20+ years’ experience traveling across the US and Canada, speaking to over one million youth and coaching 25,000 troubled teens to healthy choices, Susie speaks from experience, scientific research, and artistry.
Your performance and message will be a point of departure from which we will do much counseling with our students. I believe that you were able to open their minds for receiving help.
You left a lasting impression on everyone at my school site. Very professional and entertaining, yet filled with important messages. The most meaningful and poignant staff had ever seen. I unconditionally recommend you.
For many years I have had numerous conversations regarding parenting with my husband and he finally understands through your messages that parenting & awareness are key!!! Thank you!
An extremely high caliber performer and speaker . . . highly professional, passionate, and knowledgeable. Many high school parents informed me her assembly was first school event their child has told them about in years.
I really liked the oath we took about not using drugs and alcohol It made me really realize that drug and alcohol abuse is REAL and that I, under any circumstances, would NOT use them to cope with my problems!
Today’s educators are expected to integrate science with literacy and the arts. Educators in alternative education deserve to be entertained as well while deepening their understanding of how emotional influences deeply impact choice. Both research driven and reality-based, this presentation delivers sound psychological research into decision making and the impact of childhood trauma on how youth perceive their world. Using dance, drama and powerful personal stories, the message is more than an intellectual message. The theatrical arts touch the audience deep within the heart so that attendees leave with increased compassion as well as healthy detachment for the troubled youth they work with. Educators gain more clarity and ability for ‘self-care’ while working on the “front lines” of today’s troubled teens.
This keynote addresses the challenges that youth must face, such as the risk factors involving sex, drugs, and violence, including bullying and suicide, self-harm, grief, loss and PTSD.
Adults who work with youth leave with renewed hope and dedication to the work that they do and the recognition that everything they do from a place of empathy and healthy boundaries can be the very difference that redirects and even saves a student’s life.
Youth leave with the awareness that they are not the only ones coping with serious family problems such as alcoholism, addiction, domestic violence, abandonment, molestation and more. And they leave knowing it is OK to reach out and ask for help. They leave with HOPE.