Considering Jeff for a FULL DAY in your School Community?
Consider TWO FULL DAYS because clearly ONE DAY isn’t enough!
“Jeff, you sure you can’t stay an extra day?”
– Alexis Foster, Principal, Mathews High School, Virginia
Download Jeff’s 2019 Brochure: (CLICK HERE)Welcome! This is the most requested event most recommended when bringing Jeff into your community. Jeff feels that his impact is greater when he can connect personally and build relationships where he can give hope, inspiration, and guidance. Example Schedule for the Full Day: (All Times are Examples)
7:00 – 8:00 am – Meet and Greet with Administration and Counselors: Talk about the Day, Expectations, Issues and Concerns, etc.
8:00 am – 8:15 am – Greet Students: As students enter the building, Jeff likes to greet them and be present showing the school staff what helps build culture, climate, and tells the students they’re valued and safe within these walls.
8:15 am – 8:45 am – Preparation: Dot I’s and Cross T’s. Getting ready for school assembly.
8:45 am – 10:15 am – School Wide Assembly: We like to only do one assembly per school because of the realness and Jeff being present. Also, two assemblies takes the time away from one-on-one meetings and group sessions where the value and the relationships happen. If your school needs two assemblies, consider a second day or just bring in half the student body.
10:15 am – 3:00 pm – Students Needing More Time: This is where students can sign up to meet with Jeff. Students are also given index cards to ask Jeff a question they won’t ask in front of their peers. This time is for one-on-ones or group sessions depending on how it looks after the assembly.
There are many times Jeff cannot meet with all the students because some students need more time and the situation is critical where Jeff brings the counselor in and there is more depth to the conversation and parents need to be called.
*To compromise this opportunity takes away from your investment and the purpose of inviting Jeff to your campus.
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm – Teachers and Staff: Many schools make this optional with their staff. We understand that teachers and staff members have contracts and lives of their own. Consider bringing Jeff in where you have a day of Staff Development or a Teacher In-Service Day. Maybe this is a Two-Day Event with Jeff. Jeff spends one half day with teachers and the following day with students. Many schools opt for this.
*Half-Day or Full-Day Staff Development Presentations, Jeff brings a former high school principal to share her story of how she got burnt out and didn’t take care of herself. Ms. Daniel Kuba was a New York Principal who once hired Jeff to come to her school and spend the day. Little did she know that she’d be where she is today and working with Jeff as she continues to work on herself. She is amazing with your staff talking about self-care and not taking home the pain of the students broken families and their lives.
3:45 pm – 6:00 pm – Parent Sign Ups for One on One Coaching: Parents who want to meet individually with Jeff to discuss their family, child/children, parenting, mental health, acting out, etc. Give 20-25 minute increments if there are multiple families.
If this time isn’t used, Jeff either takes a break or visits the students athletic practices or games.
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Parent and Community Presentation: Jeff will give you material and a video to introduce him to your community to create excitement for his visit and to encourage parents to come out.Usually the day ends here, but there have been times where Jeff continues to meet with students, parents, or teachers . . . Let’s visit and talk about how we can make this day look best for you and your school community. Contact Betty to discuss the possibilities.
“Jeff, I wish you could help us finish out the next four weeks. We need your help. Our kids and staff loved having you for the day.”
– Linda Garza, Principal, Woodsboro High School, Texas