"Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids"
"The best book I've ever read about how to create real change in the lives of our kids." -Chinaberry Press Review
National Title 1
Texas Counselor Association
National Boys and Girls Clubs
Los Angeles School District
State of Illinois State Educator’s Conference
National Association of Partner’s in Education
San Antonio School District
Philadelphia Public Library
National Library Association Conference
Canada National Parks Conference
Rural, Urban, Suburban School Districts
San Jose YMCA
St. Joseph School District
Lions Club International
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
"One of the most impactful presentations we've had for our staff, board members and supporters." -- Executive Director San Jose, CA YMCA
Seven Reasons to Book James:
His presentations are focused on:
What students want from teachers
What Counselors do right
Hi-Tech & High Touch
Parents as Partners
From High Risk to Thriving Students
The Power of Student Engagement
Raising Test Scores & Grades
Dozens of easy, practical ideas
Current, Research Based data
"Finally - real practical ways to create positive change - the 9 point action plan was simple and powerful." - Chitra Pandia Iron Mountain Schools Upper Peninsula, MI
THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT LIFE QUESTIONS:
Did I really Live? Did I really Love? Did I really make a Difference?
-"It made me completely re-assess what I was doing..." -Jack Singh. Teacher San Jose, CA
THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS OF GREAT SCHOOLS & TEACHERS
In this dynamic, highly interactive presentation,
participants will discover the common
ingredients of all great schools, teachers,counselors, parents, and
staff. You’ll hear stories from across the country about practices that really
work, and you’ll be informed about the most recent research from...Learn More
THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIPS
In this highly insightful keynote you'll become acquainted with the most current and effective ways to balance technology with student engagement, the power of relationships, the importance of meaningful roles, the life changing experience of service, and the importance of values, manners, and how this powerful approach can engage students who have seemingly "checked out" of the entire process.
CREATING SCHOOLS, FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES THAT CARES FOR ALL KIDS!
Drawn from his book “Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids” Vollbracht shows how the extended family and neighborhoods that have raised kids forever have completely disappeared, and what we can do to make up for this loss. The presentation is full of highly practical ideas; ...Learn More
Dynamic Follow-Up Workshops/Trainings:
Have a workshop or training specifically tailored for your organization. Focus on nine specific areas and develop specific action plans to engage students, staff, parents and community. These workshops are highly interactive and very practical with current research to support how grades, test scores, and attendance will increase.
The Student Service & Leadership Event
In this high energy training for 5th grade through high school, you will be tapping into the most underutilized resource in the WORLD today - our youth. In this leadership and service training, students will learn leadership from the best selling book “Good to Great,” and identify service projects they can do in school to improve the school or community climate. What’s the good news? Students involved in ongoing service are 51% less likely to be engaged in high risk behavior and leadership training leads to thriving behaviors...Learn More
"We had participants taking pictures of his power point on the 10 most effective teacher & counselor traits! - Bill Sanders Principal Cleveland, OH
"This is perfect for teachers and counselors. What an affirmation!" - Susie Chandler Texas Counselor Assoc.
"What students want from teachers was priceless." - Jeanne Dunn Teacher Denver Public Schools
"This showed us the way to use technology without it being a threat, but an asset for teachers. It's definitely the wave of the future." - John Clark Principal San Antonio, TX
"As a parent you don't always know what to do. THIS is what you do!." - Sue Wooten PTA Sun Valley, ID
"Fun and informative. It connected our staff around what we all want - strategies that work for our kids." - Keith Pattinson Boys and Girls Clubs Vancouver, B.C.
"I never thought I was a leader or that I could help our school in a positive way. Now, I'm part of it all!" - Billy Saunders 6th Grade Student Salisbury, MD
"I couldn't believe I was invited to this training. I'm not an "A" student or really involved in other stuff, and this been a highlight of my life, I'm so excited to be involved." - Lindsay Salinger 8th Grade Student Norwalk, CT