The Amazing Anti-Bullying BMX School Assembly

Empowering kids to be confident, caring, and kind.

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As Seen On “America’s Got Talent”

Entertain

Entertain

Capture your students attention with exciting BMX tricks. They will be hooked from the very first trick.

Educate

Educate

Your students will learn about kindness, respect, resilience, and standing up for others.

Empower

Empower

Your students will want to take action. They will walk away inspired and ready to make a difference.

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A Positive Approach to Bullying Prevention

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From bullied kid to National Champion, Matt Wilhelm shares his powerful story with your students.

Both educational and entertaining.

Perfect for Elementary and Middle Schools.

Help your kids bounce back from failure more easily.

Reach the most “at-risk” students.

Reduce bullying behaviors through small acts of kindness.

Matt Wilhelm’s anti-bullying program empowers kids to stand up for others, stand up for themselves, and be everyday heroes.

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The perfect mix of entertainment and message.

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Most school assembly programs are either all entertainment or all speaking.  However, Matt Wilhelm’s show is the perfect combination of exciting BMX bike tricks and character education.

Chicago Bullying Speaker

“His entertainment is blended with stories of overcoming obstacles and dealing with bullies.
His message is strong and visual.”
– Chicago Tribune

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Meet Matt Wilhelm

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Matt Wilhelm is not your stereotypical BMX rider. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Millikin University, while attending on a music scholarship.

Matt appeared in the award-winning documentary Stop Bullying: Speak Up with President Obama.

Here are some of Matt’s accolades:

  • 3-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2-Time National Champion
  • World Championship Bronze and Silver Medalist
  • Semi-Finalist on America’s Got Talent
  • Winner of America’s Got Talent YouTube Competition
  • Winner of FOX TV’s 30 Seconds to Fame
  • Red Bull Fight with Flight Champion
  • Guinness World Record Holder

Have your kids ever seen a Guinness World Record Holder perform in their school?

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Discover How Matt Has Helped Students Just Like Yours

Watch a preview of Matt’s school assembly program.

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A Story Every Student Needs to Hear

From Bullied Kid to National Champion

When Matt was a kid he was made fun of for being different and riding BMX. Nicknamed “Ears” he was often the target of many cruel jokes. He was going give up on his dream of becoming a pro BMX rider after an intense bullying situation at the local dirt jumps.

However, another rider had the courage to stand up for him and include him into his group of friends. Thanks to this small act of kindness the bullying stopped, and Matt went on to become a National Champion.

Matt encourages kids to be everyday heroes by doing small, simple acts of kindness.

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Over 300+ Five-Star Google Reviews

Mike Carlson
Mike Carlson
20:22 14 Mar 20
Matt came for our K-5 students this week. He kept the students excited and engaged displaying his skills along with a personal message of perseverance, always trying your best, and being someone's super hero by standing up for them and being a friend. I got great positive feedback from students,... staff, and parents. Matt gave us an outstanding performance.read more
Steven Jepsen
Steven Jepsen
15:17 03 Mar 20
Bullying is such an enormous problem in schools today and it starts in Elementary school. Matt does a fantastic job sharing his experiences and being able to show children that they can and will rise above. Matt's program shows the importance of friendship and not being a bystander or a bully. ... With the addition of sharing his talent of BMX it grabs children's attention and makes the program all the more special.Steve Jepsen 5th grade teacherread more
Ryan Hart
Ryan Hart
18:52 02 Mar 20
Matt's assembly was extremely motivating to our students, exciting, & had a great message! The students left with ways to apply the things he talked about as soon as that day. He was organized & brought all the materials he needed. I would highly recommend this assembly! -Ryan Hart, Principal,... Westwood Elementary, Woodstock, Illinoisread more
Drew Semingson
Drew Semingson
17:12 26 Feb 20
Matt presented to our 6th-8th grade students. Based on my observations during and conversations with students afterwards it was obvious that they connected well with the message and could articulate the important topics that Matt covered. Obviously Matt's abilities are eye-catching for students,... but his ability to tell a story that MS students can relate to is what made the presentation so worthwhile!read more
Amber Wheeler
Amber Wheeler
01:30 26 Feb 20
Matt is an amazing speaker, who really engages the kids and knows how to hold the crowd. His BMX skills are amazing, but his story and the messages he sends about being yourself and embracing what makes you different were the absolute highlights for me! Thanks Matt for all you do and for literally... being the good! ❤️❤️❤️read more
Henry Wheeler
Henry Wheeler
01:28 26 Feb 20
Matt is an amazing speaker, who really engages the kids and knows how to hold the crowd. His BMX skills are amazing, but his story and the messages he sends about being yourself and embracing what makes you different were the absolute highlights for me! Thanks Matt for all you do and for literally... being the good! ❤️❤️❤️read more
Jovida Bishop
Jovida Bishop
01:25 26 Feb 20
Matt put on an amazing performance for the kids. It's a memory these kids will never forget.
Lisette Rodriguez-Villodas
Lisette Rodriguez-Villodas
00:54 26 Feb 20
Matt Wilhelm is an awesome Bmx performer and an amazing speaker. Your words today at our school I’m sure touched lots of our students. Thank you so much! We would love to have you again.
Lisa Joling
Lisa Joling
00:53 26 Feb 20
Our school had the privilege of having Matt at our school. We have an elementary and middle school. He was able to do 3 assemblies that were perfectly geared towards the age he was performing for. His message paired with his talent kept the kids engaged the entire time. I wish I could give a... higher than 5 star rating!read more
Lindsey Rae Duchon
Lindsey Rae Duchon
00:43 26 Feb 20
Matt was at my sons school today. He did three different shows and it was really cool to watch him change it up for the k-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, and middle schoolers. He made the show relatable to all of them which was super cool! He even posed with some of our kiddos afterwards and signed... autographs! I think the tricks are super cool to show the kids but the stories of him being bullied as a child, and the perseverance he needed to get where he is today is just so motivating for the kids! My son loved it!!read more
James Oliver
James Oliver
15:53 24 Feb 20
Matt is fantastic. He presents a valuable lesson while keeping the students on the edge of their seats the whole time. I highly recommend his program. You won't be disappointed!
Curtis Hudson
Curtis Hudson
11:57 24 Feb 20
Matt is amazing on his bike and he gets the kids so excited but also gets them back in control! He message in meaningful and powerful! He is well worth the time and money!!Curtis HudsonCharles Reed Elementary Principal
Michael Merritt
Michael Merritt
14:22 23 Feb 20
If you are looking for a high-energy presentation, coupled with a positive and impactful message focused on kindness and perseverance, Matt's show is a MUST! No matter the age level, Matt tailors his presentation to keep all learners engaged. The sequence of his show keeps the audience on the... edge of their seat with incredible stunts intermixed with his powerful words on character education. Thank you, Matt, for sharing your story! We can't wait to have you back!read more
Sara McDonald
Sara McDonald
17:18 22 Feb 20
Matt performed his show at Northview School in Peru, IL! Other than his extreme talents on a bike, he also had great stories that my PreK-4th grade students could relate to. His message of teasing/bullying and standing up for your friends can hit home for so many of our students. He also talked... about never giving up on your dream and trying your hardest. As an elementary school principal, I have seen Matt perform about 3-4 times for our students in the past 15 years. You can't go wrong. Awesome assembly!read more
Ann Cantieri
Ann Cantieri
18:44 05 Feb 20
Great message for students of all ages and amazing BMX performance!
Lisa Masslich
Lisa Masslich
03:52 05 Feb 20
Matt Wilhelm has an amazing show! Our whole staff was impressed with his message and how engaged our students were! Our middle school and elementary students loved the show!
Melissa Baffoe
Melissa Baffoe
04:07 31 Jan 20
There has been so much positive feedback about his assembly by both staff and students. Parents have been posting on our Facebook page, that their students are coming home and talking about how great it was. From contacting him to set up this assembly, to setting up everything, to connecting to... our students, it has just been nothing short of amazing. I cannot thank him enough for coming out and providing such a great message to our community of students. I was not sure how much my Kindergartener or 2nd grader would have understood and processed what he was saying, but when they were explaining what he said they actually got it! I would definitely recommend this assembly to every child out there. We had Pre- K to 8th grade students attend and each student got something out of it. This is the BEST assembly that I have seen yet. Don’t miss out on the chance for your students to learn about Matt’s powerful messages!read more
David Wilner
David Wilner
17:41 14 Jan 20
We were honored to welcome Matt Wilhelm to The Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove on January 6, 2020. Matt's school assembly program was our welcome-back event after winter break, and the students needed something special to capture their attention and imagination after two weeks off of school.... Admittedly, Matt had his work cut out for him, but he more than rose to the occasion! The students were treated to an absolutely fantastic performance: Matt engaged them from the first minute to the last, exciting them with his arsenal of amazing BMX tricks, and enthralling them with stories of his background as a bullied kid. The students cheered in delight watching their classmates participate in tricks, and lost their minds when Matt jumped his bike over two of their teachers! His uplifting messages of trying your best, persevering through practice, and being kind and supportive to others resonated with all our students - from 1st through 8th grades! As a father of two kids at ACS and a member of their Home and School Association, I am so happy that we had Matt at our school. We would recommend him to any other elementary or middle school looking for a fantastic enrichment program! Thanks Matt!read more
NOSD PTR Group
NOSD PTR Group
17:02 13 Jan 20
Matt performed at our school in two shows - one for 4K-4th grade and another show for 5-8. He was amazing! He brought his amazing tricks to the show as well as a fantastic message about perseverance and anti-bullying! He kept the kids attention at all times and the kids, teachers and... administrators absolutely LOVED the assembly! I would recommend Matt to anyone!read more
Karen Daly
Karen Daly
16:40 12 Jan 20
Matt's positive message is matched by his positive energy, sense of humor, and AMAZING BMX tricks. He brings the COOL FACTOR to important messages about perseverance and kindness.
Jessica McKinnon
Jessica McKinnon
16:21 11 Jan 20
Matt is an infectious performer, entertainer, and presenter. His message about persevering, standing up for others, and being kind was well received and remembered by the students. These messages were woven throughout his presentation of his amazing bike tricks/skills which kept the students... engaged throughout the presentation. This is the 2nd time we've have Matt visit our school and both times, he was professional and had "teacher" tricks to keep the students on task. :) When this student body moves to middle school, we hope to have him back once again to share his talent and his message.read more
Kate Kolczaski
Kate Kolczaski
15:19 19 Dec 19
WOW!! Matt Wilhelm did not disappoint! He was awesome and our students loved the assembly. He is a mix of spectacular talent and has a great message to share! Thank you from Parkside Middle School!!!
Brandi Anderson-Maier
Brandi Anderson-Maier
01:15 19 Dec 19
Mr. Wilhelm was professional and provided a quality assembly for our middle school. His message was powerful and just what our students needed to hear. Mr. Wilhelm spreads a positive message about kindness and helping others. In addition, his tricks were amazing. Our staff and students enjoyed... the entire performance.read more
Cole Tellez
Cole Tellez
19:57 13 Dec 19
He just came to my school and gave us shirts and posters. AMZING!!!!!!
Natalie Sheldon
Natalie Sheldon
03:49 03 Dec 19
Through the PTA, I’ve had the pleasure of booking assemblies for our school for the last six years. Matt is by far the most engaging presenter we’ve had. Regardless of whether the students liked or even knew of the BMX sport, they are fully enthralled and engaged from the beginning all the way... through the end of his presentation. He has excellent public speaking skills and high level classroom management. He manages to leave his audience satisfied yet wanting more. What every educator must understand about Matt’s presentation is this is not about the sport of BMX. Matt uses his athleticism and talents in this sport as his primary vehicle to convey an anti bullying message with additional positive messages and life lessons such as “never give up” in a highly engaging manner. It was an absolute pleasure having Matt at our school. Well worth the cost of the assembly!!read more
Julianne Nery
Julianne Nery
15:10 28 Oct 19
Matt was fantastic at our elementary school assembly. The key areas he addressed - perseverance, work hard, kindness and speaking up against bullying, was the perfect message in starting our school year. The students were thrilled with his performance, and the message resonated. He's an... intelligent guy who totally gets the message across to the kids in a fun, entertaining way.read more
Lacey Wood
Lacey Wood
16:31 24 Oct 19
Matt Wilhelm was amazingly talented! He captured the attention of the students and kept it for the entire show. Matt uses his talents and his message about being bullied to keep the kids engaged during the assembly. Our students haven't stopped talking about his show!
Mark Mayhew
Mark Mayhew
15:46 21 Oct 19
Matt did a wonderful job with our student body. The students were amazed at the tricks he was able to do on his bike. The message he shared was so genuine as well. Excellent program and enlightening for our elementary students. Great job Matt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Magdalena Jazowski
Magdalena Jazowski
12:35 21 Oct 19
Matt did an incredible job of combining his BMX talents with his natural ability to talk with the students about bullying and perseverance. Students were thoroughly engaged and were hooked on his every word and move. He definitely made an impact on our students and we look forward to seeing him... again!read more
Amy Schmidt
Amy Schmidt
18:41 17 Oct 19
This is the second time I have been lucky enough to be at this assembly in the last 9 years! All I can say is WOW! The kids were so into listening and watching and participating. Matt, you are awesome and thank you for sharing your story. It has helped my son get through some very difficult times... as I was able to guide him through what you said. I think this could help children and adults of ALL ages! Just be kind!read more
Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith
18:05 17 Oct 19
Matt is engaging for students and they instantly relate to his stories. He taught us that everyone can stand up and be a hero.
Jessica Zamora
Jessica Zamora
17:54 17 Oct 19
Positive energy and a powerful message that kept all students fully engaged! Be someone's Hero!
Ashley Hawkins
Ashley Hawkins
16:16 17 Oct 19
Matt's assembly was awesome. The kids were engaged and understood his message that it takes one time, one mean thing said to hurt someone for life. They also remembered that standing up to a bully can make you someone's hero! Great message with awesome story!
Stacy Reynolds
Stacy Reynolds
16:16 17 Oct 19
Great presentation against bullying!
Cory Groover
Cory Groover
16:13 17 Oct 19
What a great message and performance!
Laura Zak
Laura Zak
15:55 17 Oct 19
Matt's show was the PERFECT combination of message and entertainment! He pulls the kids in while giving them valuable lessons to take away. He is a great role model and teacher. The show was high energy, exciting and funny, with enough age appropriate seriousness and inspiration to make a true... difference in the lives of our kids. It was a wonderful experience for the students as well as the staff. Super impressive, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have him at our school!read more
Anita Vardijan
Anita Vardijan
15:04 15 Oct 19
Matt blew all of our expectations away. He was always available to talk before the scheduled date of his appearance, and all correspondence was clear and concise. Matt arrived early to set up and answered all of our questions. His performance was magical and every child from Kindergarten to 8th... grade was locked in and participating the entire show. Matt covered a lot of ground in regards to talking about bullying, being kind toward others, and shared his own life story in a way that was compelling and appropriate to all students. He made all of us want to be better people by the end of the show. It was amazing to see Matt's talents displayed in such a way that made such an impact on everyone lucky enough to experience the show!!read more
Unity Point Principals
Unity Point Principals
13:33 11 Oct 19
Matt is energetic and brings an amazing message to students of all ages. The tricks he performed are truly outstanding and left us all in awe. Our kids loved the assembly and we will certainly ask Matt back in the future.
Sheila Weihert
Sheila Weihert
23:02 08 Oct 19
As a principal with more than 20 years of experience booking assemblies and watching them, Matt is the best assembly we have ever had! Matt delivered the best message to kids on anti-bullying and hard work coupled with amazing tricks to captivate the attention of the students throughout the entire... assembly time. We will bring him back into a regular rotation of assemblies. He will not disappoint any audience member - from kindergarten through teen to adult!read more
Anne Blackburn
Anne Blackburn
14:50 08 Oct 19
We were thrilled to have Matt at our school yesterday. He was so easy to work with from the very beginning. He was professional, attentive to details, and prompt with his correspondence. Our students, staff, and families loved his performance. His message was incredible and his bike tricks were... amazing. I'm thankful he's in the Midwest and could drive to us! :) We will definitely have Matt back to our school!read more
Dean Kaminski
Dean Kaminski
11:48 08 Oct 19
Matt provided an awesome performance and strong message for our 575 K-4 students. He has a great knack of connecting with students and captivating them for 50 minutes. Outstanding assembly. Top two assemblies that we've held in my 10 years in the district. Thank you Matt!
Beth Combs
Beth Combs
11:28 04 Oct 19
Matt recently shared his message for our school and the kids enjoyed it so much. They are still talking about it a week later. Not only are they talking about the amazing tricks but also the message that he gives during his performance. The show was energetic, engaging, and well received by the... kids. I would recommend having Matt at for a school assembly, you will not be disappointed.read more
Courtney Tucker
Courtney Tucker
21:08 02 Oct 19
Awesome assemblies and awesome message! My children couldn’t stop talking about it and I heard the same from so many parents. Keep up the great work Matt!
Martha Maggiore
Martha Maggiore
20:52 01 Oct 19
We recently had Matt perform at our school to our K-3 grade students. His presentation was amazing and his message was tailored to this age group. Thanks so much, Matt.
The funny gamers
The funny gamers
00:22 27 Sep 19
Matt Wilhelm thank you so much you came to my school I was the kid of 4th GRADE you have it to thang you so much you're the best and keep up the good work School: senator SanchezName: Edwin Vera Thank you so much keep up the good work
Patrick Haddock
Patrick Haddock
17:19 23 Sep 19
Matt provides an amazing positive message for students. His message was well received for all of our students K-5. In addition, he captivates his audience by showing several examples of his amazing bike tricks. This is a must have assembly for all schools!
BEN KITSLAAR
BEN KITSLAAR
01:15 17 Sep 19
Matt Wilhelm blends a fantastic message of never giving up and helping others out while performing amazing tricks on his bike. He skills on the bike brings great energy to the show and draws the students in, to listen to his message. I highly recommend bringing the show to your school.
Joe Trsar
Joe Trsar
13:45 15 Sep 19
Matt's message to both our k-2 and our 3rd-5th grade kiddos supports every SEL goal we have be working on. The show is extremely entertaining while delivering a powerful message of acceptance, tolerance, and standing up for others in our community. Our students were heard saying all day, "that... was the best assembly ever!" More than a couple of our staff shared the same sentiment. One teacher said to me, "I referenced the assembly 10 times throughout the rest of the day. I could tie his message to everything!" Thats Matt for a great show that will certainly impact our students and school for the rest of the year!read more
Shannon Klynstra
Shannon Klynstra
03:01 10 Sep 19
Matt was just at our school today - the kids and staff loved him! The kids (young fives through 8th grade) were engaged from start to finish. Matt's show provides a great balance of amazing bike tricks and an important message of being kind, being somebody's Batman, working hard, and never... giving up. He is super laid back and easy to work with. Matt is very personable and genuine. It was a pleasure having him as our guest.read more
Angie Sartori
Angie Sartori
17:58 06 Sep 19
My daughter came home and said EVERYONE LOVED your shows today! Thank you so much Matt for bringing joy and a fabulous kick-off to our school year at Prospect Elementary!
Elizabeth Elliott (Staff)
Elizabeth Elliott (Staff)
15:01 27 Aug 19
Matt was professional, engaging and his message was on target. He was easy to work with and reliable. His stunts were impressive and the kids were highly engaged. He delivered his message through a good mix of humor and seriousness and his anti-bullying message was strong. He tailored his message... to meet the age of his audience. He had great "classroom" management skills and had the attention of all students and staff. I would highly recommend Matt's BMX anti-bullying show!read more
Alison Lincoln
Alison Lincoln
01:12 27 Aug 19
Matt’s show is by far the best one we have had!! His skills and tricks are equally amazing as his message. Staff and students all took away so much and I am in awe of what this show did for our kids! His energy is infectious- if you can book Matt and bring him to your school you will not be... disappointed. Thanks Matt for bringing out our inner Batman! Thanks for being real and talking to kids in such an age appropriate way! We will be bringing you back!!!! Thanks again from Churchill school in Homewood.read more
Sarah BruBaker (Staff)
Sarah BruBaker (Staff)
22:38 26 Aug 19
Matt performed at our elementary school this year for our annual Bully Prevention Assembly. He did an AMAZING job connecting with our students and staff. He was funny, engaging, and inspiring. Our staff agreed that Matt's performance was their favorite assembly thus far!
Nikki Kerr
Nikki Kerr
22:12 26 Aug 19
Matt was truly a pleasure to have as a guest performer! Both our staff and students loved his bike skills, but really loved the message he conveyed as well. It fit perfectly with our motto: "Work Hard, and Be Kind."
Giffen Trotter
Giffen Trotter
04:05 19 Aug 19
We have used Matt twice now to kick off the school year and he does not disappoint. He has a great message that resonates with middle school kids very well. Matt also works in your school motto, core values, etc. into his presentation to make an important connection to your students. Highly... recommend!read more
Ryan Huels
Ryan Huels
20:54 15 Aug 19
Matt Wilhelm performed at our annual First Day of School Assembly for students, staff, and family members. He was a resounding success with his entertaining and engaging act. I appreciated his powerful message on perseverance, hard work, and being a positive leader at school in the face of... bullying. We had an unforeseen issue with our gym space that required Matt to change locations 30 minutes prior to our show, and he did so in a positive and upbeat manner, even helping direct students to seats in an organized fashion. In my 3 years as an administrator, this was the BEST and most meaningful assembly we have had. Thank you Matt for helping Oregon Elementary School start the school year on a positive note!read more
Julie Player
Julie Player
12:56 07 Jun 19
Matt was fantastic! We did two assemblies for our school: K-2 and 3-5. All of the kids were engaged regardless of age or gender. His tricks were incredible! More importantly though, his message to work hard and be kind are exactly what we all need to hear in today's world!
Barb Brackey
Barb Brackey
17:45 05 Jun 19
Our school LOVED this assembly! Matt kept the crowd 100% engaged the entire time. Everyone was enthralled with his stunts and tricks, but they were just as entertained by his story telling with his important messages. He talked about never giving up, always trying your best, kindness, bullying.... All his messages came across. He kept the crowd laughing, learning and wanting more. The kids loved it. Teachers and parents that were there thanked me for finding such an amazing assembly. I have planning assemblies for our school for 5 years. I would say this was the best we've had to date. :)read more
Brian LeCrone
Brian LeCrone
13:02 04 Jun 19
Matt has a great message and show. He has been to our school three times and it never gets old! He has changed his message over the years to a more anti-bullying perspective that fits nicely into our school's efforts to promote kindness. He also has does a wonderful job promoting a growth... mindset through his childhood stories and BMX experiences. Definitely a worthwhile assembly for all the kids at our school!read more
Allison Sobotka
Allison Sobotka
21:13 01 Jun 19
Matt visited our school for two performances last week. The kids loved the show as he creates a fun atmosphere during the show right from the start with upbeat music, his bike moves, and funny personality. He kept a nice pace to the show with bike stunts and time to share his anti-bullying... message. His message of building others up and knowing the power of your words was shared in a student friendly and interesting way. Matt was professional with every aspect of his visit from arriving early to our school for set-up and being flexible with the spaces we had to work with for the performances. We had two great shows, one outdoor and one inside due to weather. I think I actually liked the indoor show better, but both were fantastic.read more
Erin Drinkwine
Erin Drinkwine
14:45 17 May 19
We had Matt perform two sessions in our PreK-8th grade Montessori school in Rockford, IL. We were so amazed how he tailored the program to the different ages while keeping it on point and at their age level. I have received so MANY positive responses from parents and the staff in just one day. If... you can have Matt come to your school, DO IT! you won' t be disappointed!read more
Joe Taylor
Joe Taylor
20:45 15 May 19
Matt had my students engaged from start to end! They were all entertained, but more importantly, were inspired.
Mrs. Loats
Mrs. Loats
12:58 15 May 19
What a fabulous assembly! Matt did an amazing job keeping the students entertained but also getting his message across! We had such a fun time! :)
Laura Vandercar
Laura Vandercar
03:02 15 May 19
Matt Wilhelm is truly amazing from start to finish. I have been in charge of assemblies for our elementary school for over 10 years and can tell you that he is one of our best assemblies. His anti-bullying message is spot on and very relate-able for all k-6 students. His stunts are absolutely... fantastic! The students and teachers absolutely loved watching the Matt Wilhelm BMX show..read more
Melissa M. Graves
Melissa M. Graves
19:37 14 May 19
Matt visited our middle school last week. He was fantastic! I've seen a number of motivational speakers over the years, and he was one of the best. He does some tricks which the kids love, but he does a good job of talking during and explaining them. He has a great message about not only being... kind, but also not being the bystander. Whether or not they truly take it to heart, they said things afterwards like, "I want to be someone's Batman." He also delivers it well. He clearly knows how to talk with young people.read more
Reem Given
Reem Given
03:50 14 May 19
Wonderful! Matt was able to entertain and share his message very effectively with our K-5th graders. Matt's bike stunts were amazing and astounded the kids. The kids were also very engaged when he shared key messages that are appropriate and needed for children this age. I highly recommend Matt... to present to children of any age.read more
Scott Carlson
Scott Carlson
16:13 11 May 19
Matt engaged our preK-5th grade students with talent, humor, and a strong message. He held their attention with bike tricks. However, our students left with a charge to be up standers or a trusted “hero” to someone else. Matt even stayed after school and signed autographs for 30 minutes. We... recommend him for your next school assembly.read more
Cole Hicks
Cole Hicks
14:19 10 May 19
OMG Matt you are awesome and your bike tricks were amazing!!!
Jessyca Brenka
Jessyca Brenka
02:17 08 May 19
Awesome, awesome show! All of the kids had a great time at the school assemblies. We had 2 assemblies, one for the younger kids and one for the older kids. Matt did an excellent job portraying his message to both crowds. Not only was his message meaningful but all of his talented and amazing tricks... were all extra bonuses too! The children and staff definitely loved his show and would have him back in the future!read more
David Russell
David Russell
14:27 07 May 19
The assembly made did was awesome. The students really connected with Matt and his message was one that students could relate to. This is the second time we have had him at Fearn and it won't be the last!
Cepta Marengo
Cepta Marengo
02:39 04 May 19
Matt did an amazing job presenting to all of the students (4-8th grade). His presentation kept their interest, kept them engaged and listening to his great message! We look forward to having him back again!
Jayme Holt
Jayme Holt
16:54 03 May 19
Matt did an excellent job. The kids were engaged from the beginning to the end of the show. He also has a great story and lesson about bullying which was a great lesson for the kids. Loved him and the show!!
Michelle Cashmore
Michelle Cashmore
22:40 01 May 19
Great assembly! Matt puts on an exciting show for students along with an inspiring message for everyone to hear. He is interactive with the audience and grabs their attention all throughout his show. Our teachers and students were thrilled to have Matt visit our school!
Mary Tassi
Mary Tassi
18:14 01 May 19
This is the second time we have had the Matt Wilhelm Show at St. Francis Xavier School! What an exciting and meaningful assembly for our students! Matt tailored 2 assemblies to an age appropriate presentation for our students. Thank you Matt!
Melinda Hoffman
Melinda Hoffman
01:05 01 May 19
This is our second time having Matt at our school and it was just as good as the first! Great message and he keeps everyone entertained!! No doubt we will have him back again!!!
Kathie Robinson
Kathie Robinson
19:19 26 Apr 19
Our school loved Matt Wilhelm's assembly! It was engaging and had an important message about bullying. Matt also shared with our students the importance of bike and helmet safety.
Brent Borchelt
Brent Borchelt
22:56 24 Apr 19
Matt presents a fantastic assembly, catered to various ages, with a balance of strong-message and entertainment. He is able to relate to students through a story and encourage a culture of anti-bulling, resilience, and growth mindset.
Stephanie Loth
Stephanie Loth
16:28 23 Apr 19
Amazing show! Matt does a wonderful job of keeping the students engaged while delivering his message. He covers safety, anti-bullying, following your dreams, kindness, perseverance and more! The kids remember all of it. Kids described it as the best assembly ever! He's a great model of taking... something you love and going for it!read more
Brittany Zelwin
Brittany Zelwin
14:39 21 Apr 19
Matt was absolutely fantastic! His message was wonderful and his tricks were awesome. He kept the kids engaged and excited!!
Mrs. Gomez
Mrs. Gomez
16:59 18 Apr 19
Hands down the BEST assembly I have ever seen! I have never seen a presenter be able to capture the attention of 200+ students at one time! Matt was able to balance teaching a lesson to the kids along with entertaining them! This experience is something both the kids and I will be talking about for... years!read more
Andrew Tieman
Andrew Tieman
19:19 17 Apr 19
What a powerful message!! Matt shared his story about being bullied as a child and how he was able to overcome so many obstacles to become a National Champion! Our students had so much fun and learned a life lesson about working hard and believing in yourself. I have never felt so much positive... energy at a school assembly. Thank you Matt!!read more
Georgia Christus
Georgia Christus
15:34 13 Apr 19
Great assembly! My class loved it (and not just because they were getting out of class! :)) Matt is talented, which engages the kids and audience, but also has a very important message about bullying, the effects of being a bystander, and the importance of being someone's hero. My kids (who at... fifth grade, don't "buy" into everything), were so intrigued while he was telling his story about how he was bullied. Highly recommend this for your next school assembly!read more
Karen Galazka
Karen Galazka
23:52 12 Apr 19
My class hasn't stopped talking about Matt! He is amazing to watch perform tricks on his bike, however, he is also talented in his presentation, engaging his audience,, and the ability to connect to the kids! They admired his perseverance through his BMX journey and have talked about being... someone's super hero during the day. Thank you, Matt, for being an inspiration and sharing your story!read more
Natalie Jimenez
Natalie Jimenez
14:18 12 Apr 19
This is the second time I have seen Matt perform during my education career and both times his shows have been AMAZING! Not only does he keep the students engaged the entire time, but he also has wonderful messages about finding your talent and being true to yourself. Thank you Matt for a great... assembly!read more
Scott Kaese
Scott Kaese
13:46 12 Apr 19
Matt was amazing! Not only does he perform spectacular tricks, his message of never giving up, be kind and be unique resonated with our entire school community!
Jamie Mette
Jamie Mette
01:40 09 Apr 19
Matt came to our school for 2 assemblies. His presentation was flawless. He was fun to watch and his message was extremely touching.
Kelly Krueger
Kelly Krueger
02:18 08 Apr 19
Matt Wilhelm hosted two different assemblies at our school the morning of Friday, April 5th. This was the most engaging and organized assembly we have had in my 10 years as principal. Matt arrived early and had everything he needed to execute his presentation. His presentation was differentiated... for the different age groups of our students. Our students were amazed by his talents and hung on every word he said. I would highly highly recommend Matt Wilhelm to any school that is looking to support their message of kindness and perseverance.read more
Cristy Happ
Cristy Happ
21:08 06 Apr 19
Matt Wilhelm was fantastic! We had 2 assemblies (K-3rd and 4th-6th) and both assemblies were phenomenal! The students were totally engaged and his messages of "Never give up!" and "be someone's hero" are words that kids can't hear enough! Of course his bike tricks are mind blowing! So glad we... booked him for our school! We want to bring him back again in a couple of years!read more
Justin Warnke
Justin Warnke
17:33 04 Apr 19
Matt Wilhelm did a wonderful job presenting to our 7th and 8th graders yesterday. His message around the power of words, perseverance, and being an upstander were well received by students and staff. Matt is a talented presenter that balances a strong message with his impressive tricks to keep... students engaged throughout the duration of his presentation. We look forward to having Matt back in 2021!read more
Erick Rojas
Erick Rojas
16:48 02 Apr 19
Best in the world but im better!!!!!!!
Jodie Moss
Jodie Moss
15:30 02 Apr 19
We had Matt conduct an assembly for our third through fifth grade students. He did a nice job balancing bike tricks with important messages about kindness and perseverance.
Megan Forsythe
Megan Forsythe
00:26 02 Apr 19
One of the best assemblies we've had at our school! Matt kept the group of almost 500 students (3rd - 5th grades) engaged, while delivering a meaningful message on perseverance, kindness, and integrity. Not only did the staff and students enjoy the assembly, but Matt also provided some excellent... videos and materials after the show for teachers to use as follow up character lessons to the assembly. He was exceptionally organized and professional. We will definitely have Matt Wilhelm return to Whitman Post Elementary School!read more
Bentley 6 peed
Bentley 6 peed
23:58 13 Mar 19
Matt was awesome. He entertained and taught lessons from his own experiences which resonated with our students. Working hard for your goals and sticking up for other kids is so important in our schools today. We’ll definitely have Matt come back!
Deb Sass
Deb Sass
01:45 03 Mar 19
Our middle school students loved the show! His bike tricks were amazing and our students connected with his message... empowering kids to stand up for themselves and others!
Dan Boyd
Dan Boyd
14:45 02 Mar 19
Energizing, meaningful, and exciting! Matt Wilhelm's message of perseverance and work to develop your own talents impacted Clinton Middle School students and staff. Matt understands how to engage his audience through his message and awesome BMX bike skills. Thanks for the fun afternoon with you!
Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School
Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School
18:44 01 Mar 19
BY FAR OUR BEST ASSEMBLY EVER! I'm not just saying that, its TRUE! Matt is so personable and truly cares about sharing his talent with the kids! His message was right on and he was such a kind person! We will be having him back! THANK YOU MATT! YOU ROCK!
Todd McDaniel
Todd McDaniel
23:01 14 Feb 19
Matt is Fantastic! Very personable and energetic... his acrobatic stunts wowed our students. With the attention garnered through his talent, Matt delivers a message of perseverance, kindness, compassion and hope. His words will have staying power with the youth that he meets... Thank you Matt!
Liz Hein
Liz Hein
13:59 13 Feb 19
This was by far one of the best shows we have had at our school. Our students were engaged the whole time and the message Matt sent to the kids was amazing! Our kids are still talking about his show! Thanks Matt!
Brittany Beltz
Brittany Beltz
03:24 13 Feb 19
Matt was a pleasure to work with. From our initial talk, to planning the event, to the assembly-Matt was an ultimate professional. His skills wowed the students at our school, and his anti-bullying message was heard by all. Many students raved about the assembly afterwards, and I would strongly... recommend him to other schools.read more
Kelly Zimmerman
Kelly Zimmerman
01:53 12 Feb 19
Matt was AMAZING with our students Early Childhood through Second Grade! His message is powerful and our students connected with it! He is engaging and entertaining!
Nicole Sourek
Nicole Sourek
18:05 08 Feb 19
The staff and students LOVED having Matt at our school! It was such a powerful message that all students can identify with.
Jamie Rudnicki Samson
Jamie Rudnicki Samson
15:36 08 Feb 19
Thank you so much! Hands down this was the best assembly we have ever had. The students were so moved and engaged. It has spurred so many amazing discussions at all age levels. We are still talking about it!!!
Shannon Derby
Shannon Derby
00:58 08 Feb 19
Phenomenal show! Our school would love to have Matt back every year to set the tone for kindness. Truly a one of a kind performance!
Debby Lynch
Debby Lynch
00:29 08 Feb 19
Matt was awesome! The students loved him and connected with his story! Matt was inspiring, engaging and electric. His sense of humor and his ability to celebrate the unique characteristics in each of us made this assembly amazing.
Catherine O'Brien
Catherine O'Brien
14:17 06 Feb 19
Matt came to our school yesterday for two assemblies. Each was specific to the different audiences and grade levels. The students absolutely loved his story and his tricks. He has a powerful message of working hard and choosing to be kind. We'd highly recommend him to visit your school!
Mandie Casper
Mandie Casper
00:25 06 Feb 19
WOW— What an amazing show Matt put on for us today!!! The kids (and adults) loved every minute of it.Matt knows how to connect with all age groups and he kept the kids engaged through out his show. The talent Matt has on his bike and as a speaker is phenomenal!
Julie Stark
Julie Stark
15:51 05 Feb 19
Matt was an outstanding performer, not only on his bike but connecting with students also. He had students from Kindergarten through 8th grade mesmerized and engaged. When he spoke you could hear a pin drop. Teachers stated, this was the best assembly in years! Thank you Matt for coming to... Montini, we ALL loved it.read more
Marjorie Hill
Marjorie Hill
14:47 04 Feb 19
This is one of the best assemblies that I have experienced in my 20+ years in education! The kids were so highly engaged. It catered to both the boys and the girls, which is often difficult to find. The tricks were awesome, but the message was powerful. I am certain we will be referring to it... for months to come. Thanks, Matt, for sharing your gift with the world, in a way that it is making a difference to thousands of students!read more
Christine Kalal
Christine Kalal
04:05 03 Feb 19
It's very difficult to find someone who will hold the attention of our Kindergartners, 8th graders, and everyone in between but Matt Wilhelm did just that! His story of his professional struggles and successes captivated the students while Matt's demonstration of his BMX expertise electrified them!... He commanded the students' attention with such ease and you could hear a pin drop when he was recalling the struggles he had as a child fitting in and being on the receiving end of children's cruelty. THANK YOU MATT for your positive message of "never give up!" We look forward to welcoming you back to our school soon.read more
Tracy Pollack
Tracy Pollack
03:31 03 Feb 19
I am the president of the Home and School Association for Cathedral of St Raymond school. I throughly enjoyed the assembly. It was the perfect balance of a entertainment and a positive message. My daughter really enjoyed the show and really understood the message Matt shared with them when he told... his story. He really is a very remarkable man with a great message for the kids.read more
Jennifer Schwardt
Jennifer Schwardt
18:22 28 Jan 19
Horizon Elementary loved Matt's show! His positive message of never give up was well received by all of my K-6th grade students, as his assembly was differentiated for the variety of grade levels. His delivery of this message was also entertaining and captured student attention! We did this as a... PBIS assembly, and his messaged tied into our belief of being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Thank you Matt Wilhelm!read more
Jessica Barry
Jessica Barry
17:53 28 Jan 19
Matt came to our school last week and it was beyond engaging for our entire audience! Obviously, his bicycle tricks were completely exciting for our K-5 students and staff members, but his message is what truly resonated with everyone. He spoke about his personal history of being bullied and told... our students to persevere if they find themselves in a similar situation. He was vulnerable when he shared his story and this helped our students feel encouraged to stand up for what is right. Following the assembly, several students and staff members shared that it was the best assembly our school has ever had. Thank you, Matt, for bringing your story and sharing your talents with the Meadowbrook Community!read more
Amy Belich
Amy Belich
18:35 23 Jan 19
Matt Wilhelm presented at our elementary school and enthralled students and teachers alike. He was engaging, entertaining and his message of perseverance and kindness really hit home. Hands down, one of the best assemblies we've ever had. Finding my "batman" has really resonated.
Nicole Gifford Baugh
Nicole Gifford Baugh
05:07 23 Jan 19
Our students (K-5) loved Matt's presentation! Of course they were impressed by the tricks, but they also connected with his stories. Several parents commented that their children brought home Matt's message of determination and kindness. I would highly recommend this assembly!
Jordan Young
Jordan Young
22:31 22 Jan 19
Great presentation. The mix of a powerful message and amazing bike tricks kept the attention of all in attendance. If your school is considering a presenter I would recommend you look into Matt Wilhelm.
Josh Louis
Josh Louis
14:40 20 Jan 19
I appreciated Matt's ability to connect with our K-5 students, his performance reinforced important themes within our school community. Connections to anti-bullying and Social Emotional Learning were clear and came across as authentic; students and staff walked away inspired by his exciting... performance and uplifting message. I would highly recommend Matt's engaging assembly.read more
Lisa Polomsky
Lisa Polomsky
19:01 19 Jan 19
Matt Wilhelm's assembly exceed our expectations @ Elmwood Elementary School in Naperville, IL! Matt's message about "Don't Give Up' aligned to our district S.E.L. standards and to our building mission and school wide expectations. He connected with our students as smiles, laughter and cheering... were continuously heard throughout the assembly by both students and adults. Thanks for a fantastic assembly. We look forward to having Matt back again in the future!read more
Celia Grebs
Celia Grebs
00:23 18 Jan 19
Matt was AWESOME!! He kept all the kids engaged from kindergartens to 5th grade. Great balance of entertainment and an important message on kindness and persistence. We got SO much good feedback from teachers and students of all ages! One educator told me it was her favorite assembly in 14 years of... teaching.read more
Mary Sturgill
Mary Sturgill
03:25 17 Jan 19
Matt has a ton of energy and kept students K-5 engaged the whole time. He shared his personal message of bullying and the impact that had on him. He does a great job weaving a fun topic -BMX extreme sports with the message of perseverance and never giving up. Students and staff loved it!
Tom Siegler
Tom Siegler
23:08 16 Jan 19
Fantastic assembly with a great message. Highly recommended! Matt held the attention of all kids, Kindergarten through 8th Grade (staff too!)
Liz McDonnell
Liz McDonnell
18:04 14 Jan 19
Amazing energy, positive message for the students, and incredible tricks on his bike! I would highly recommend Matt for all students! Thank you for a wonderful show!
Anne Choe
Anne Choe
16:41 09 Jan 19
Our students and staff loved Matt's performance and presentation. He was able to engage all of our students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Not only was his performance amazing, but he also showed up early on a Monday in a snow blizzard! Thank you Matt!
Kimberly Walters
Kimberly Walters
15:56 28 Dec 18
Last week, Matt spoke to our 7th and 8th graders. He was able to captivate over 1000 students during the entire assembly with his motivational stories and immense talent. Thank you, Matt!
Heidi Dryer
Heidi Dryer
17:40 20 Dec 18
Matt was incredible during the entire presentation. The way he delivered such a powerful message while performing his intense stunts is really remarkable. I can't remember a better motivational and kid centered presenter. He did a magnificent job and I would give him 5+ Stars
Doug Scheer
Doug Scheer
14:08 20 Dec 18
As a fellow school assembly performer, I've seen hundreds of school speakers and performers over my 30 year career. Matt's presentation is among the top 5 I've ever seen. His ability to connect with kids, sense of humor, and playful approach of demonstrating his finely honed skills make his... anti-bully message sink in. Sadly, the 50 minute performance was over much too soon (but I got to watch it a second time) --everyone wanted more including the teachers and middle school kids. Matt's act is the kind that a school could repeat yearly, and I think many do. The message is genuine and heartfelt. The skills and bike stunts are world-class. Excellent, excellent performance. Bravo!read more
Margaret Carey
Margaret Carey
00:49 20 Dec 18
Matt Wilhelm is an inspiring speaker and performer! He is incredibly talented on the bike, pulling even the most reluctant student into cheering and applauding his amazing skills. Matt is equally talented at connecting with children with his stories of his own experiences, pulling in an... anti-bullying message from the heart while also encouraging perseverance and the importance of school. Our students and teachers alike were inspired and touched by his message! Matt Wilhelm has been our best assembly in years!read more
Kayla Block
Kayla Block
16:43 11 Dec 18
Matt did a fantastic job connecting with our students in a way that will stick with them. Our school appreciate not only the skill he showcased, but the professionalism and fantastic message about never giving up and standing up for what’s right. We would love to have him at our building again and... again.read more
Jacqueline Harig
Jacqueline Harig
14:08 11 Dec 18
Matt presented a high energy and entertaining presentation that focused on such an important topic in our world today - Kindness. His method of using his talents of BMX and humor made a huge impact in sending the message for students and adults alike to stand up and do what is right. Our school... highly recommends anyone to invite Matt to their school to speak.read more
Lindsay McNeal
Lindsay McNeal
13:35 06 Dec 18
Mr. Wilhelm did an excellent job of delivering the message of being kind and never giving up to our students. The flow of his performance kept all students' attention from preschool to fifth grade. We were very happy that he was able to visit our school.
ROBERT BAKER
ROBERT BAKER
22:00 04 Dec 18
Matt delivered a wonderful performance and message to my middle school students. Students loved the show and took his message to heart. Thanks for a great day!
AMY KILGORE
AMY KILGORE
14:27 03 Dec 18
Matt was awesome, our kids were engaged and even the staff loved it!
Parents Club
Parents Club
16:02 16 Nov 18
We brought Matt Wilhelm in as an end of trimester treat for our students. He was very entertaining and the kids were super excited when he jumped over some of our brave teachers. Matt also had some great messages to share regarding Anti-bullying, Kindness, and Never Giving Up! Our teachers were... happy to receive follow up material to share with their class. Matt Wilhelm has a way of speaking to kids of all ages. We were glad to host him and we will invite him back in the future.read more
Cynthia Zabilka
Cynthia Zabilka
21:55 09 Nov 18
Matt gave an outstanding assembly! A fantastic BMX bike performance kept the students enthralled, from the littlest preschoolers to the biggest eighth graders. As he shared his personal story, his wonderful messages about standing up for others and persevering to reach goals had a great impact on... the students. Such an inspiration!!read more
Noelle Dupuis
Noelle Dupuis
19:19 09 Nov 18
What a way to kick off our school year! Matt shared his life experiences and it had such a great impact on our staff and students! I highly recommend having Matt visit your school!
TMP Marble
TMP Marble
02:15 08 Nov 18
My favorite act was the tornado. WE LOVE YOU MATT WILHELM!
Helen Brooks
Helen Brooks
22:02 06 Nov 18
Fabulously Entertaining & Effective!I have seen Matt for a few years and his message resonates with the students and the staff! He inspires the kids to be their best and never give up - to strive to create success! He inspires goodness and bravery - that ONE kid who can be someone's hero - and... change their day - or their life!He also appeared at my daughter's school - he helped her to "survive" the cruelty that can sometimes fester on the school grounds.Worth the cost and will motivate your entire school!read more
Elizabeth Dean
Elizabeth Dean
18:38 06 Nov 18
We have had Matt for his phenomenal assembly at our elementary school several times. His presentation is thoughtful, funny, super exciting, and gives a great message. Our students and teachers LOVE this assembly!
Angeline Pt
Angeline Pt
16:18 02 Nov 18
I had Matt come to our Junior High to do an assembly to conclude Red Ribbon Week and Anti-Bullying Month. I have to say that he did not disappoint. The kids and teachers alike loved the show. Even though we had the assembly on Halloween (usually a crazy day in education) the kids sat watched and... listened. It was great! We will definitely have him back!read more
Mark Kohl
Mark Kohl
14:07 02 Nov 18
Matt Wilhelm was simply AMAZING yesterday for our assembly. His message was perfect for our middle school students. Not only was his tricks amazing, his personal story he shared connected with our students as he made a huge impact on our student body. Every middle school needs to have Matt Wilhelm... to visit their school! Thank you MATT!read more
Brian Turyna
Brian Turyna
22:01 18 Oct 18
Students love Matt's shows because he does a wonderful job of mixing in his personal life experiences to teach them about Growth Mindset and Bullying and how they can apply it to their own lives. Also, his bike tricks are outstanding and perfectly weaved into his messages about failure,... perseverance, hard word, thinking positive and being a hero for others. Thanks Matt!!read more
Wiesbrook PTA VP Membership
Wiesbrook PTA VP Membership
21:31 18 Oct 18
Matt was terrific. I would recommend him to any school. His amazing athletic ability paired with his clear message of kindness was fantastic.
Samantha Rudnicki
Samantha Rudnicki
20:25 18 Oct 18
Matt put on a truly amazing show! All of our students and staff were impressed not only by his tricks but also his message about kindness, resilience and standing up for others. We would definitely love to have Matt back again in the future!
Kendra Langford
Kendra Langford
13:43 16 Oct 18
Both students and staff were impressed by Matt's assembly! We invited him to our school so he could tie his message into Red Ribbon Week. He delivered his life experiences in an engaging way for our 5th and 6th graders. It was an inspiring assembly!
Maura Krakowski
Maura Krakowski
13:25 16 Oct 18
Matt performed for our 7th and 8th grade students for Red Ribbon Week. He was very entertaining and kept the students engaged the entire time. More importantly, he shared an important message about never giving up, being kind, and saying no to drugs. Students and staff had a great time listening... to his amazing story!read more
Michelle Rzepka
Michelle Rzepka
03:08 15 Oct 18
This assembly was the perfect combination of jaw dropping bike tricks and motivational speaking that weaved together Matt's personal story about how he made it to where he is today. The message reinforced the importance of standing up for others, the power of words and finding ways to make people... feel valuable, and never giving up. Many assemblies struggle to offer both engaging material and a meaningful message. This was a terrific balance of both for all of our K-6 students.read more
Michelle Shinn
Michelle Shinn
14:26 12 Oct 18
Matt is an amazing person and performer! His messages of "Be a Hero" and "Never Give Up" were clearly understood by our elementary students; and he knows how to manage an excited crowd! He is talented, funny, and genuine with students and staff. His story is incredible, inspiring, and real. He... left a lasting impression on all of us. Thanks Matt!read more
Michael Sopko
Michael Sopko
12:08 11 Oct 18
Matt Wilhelm shared his presentation with our elementary school. He did two presentations. The first was geared towards a Kindergarten to 3rd grade audience. The second was geared to a 4th and 5th grade audience. Both presentations made an impact on students and staff. His message of... anti-bullying mixed with responsibility, compassion, and perseverance was a natural fit for the daily message we share with our students. His presentation was extremely entertaining, but even more importantly left an impact on his audience. It's been a presentation that students and staff alike continue to talk about. I would highly recommend his presentation for your school.read more
Nick Kimmel
Nick Kimmel
20:15 08 Oct 18
Matt put on a GREAT show with an AMAZING message. The staff and students all enjoyed his anti-bullying/perseverance assembly. The tricks were outstanding and the direct, poignant message was perfect for our students to hear. Matt did a great job holding the kids' focus not only on the bike tricks,... but also on the anti-bullying message. We will definitely have Matt back at our school in the future!!read more
Erin Burkhart
Erin Burkhart
20:13 05 Oct 18
Matt presented a well prepared show with two strong messages. I was impressed with his ability to know his audience. He used humor and tricks throughout his clear and concise lessons on growing a strong character and perseverance. My students have talked about his message and of course, stunts, all... week.read more
Stacy Olson
Stacy Olson
13:05 05 Oct 18
His talent and inspirational message was astounding!! So glad he came to our school. One of the best assemblies we've ever had! :)
Sarah Tippie
Sarah Tippie
19:21 04 Oct 18
Matt’s assembly was awesome! He gave a great message about bullying and standing up for someone as well as showed off his BMX tricks. Matt talked to the students in a way that kept them thinking, laughing, and entertained. The kids (and teachers) thoroughly enjoyed his show and were left with many... things to think about. I recommend booking him for your school or group!!read more
Krys Wasson
Krys Wasson
18:00 04 Oct 18
My children came home yesterday excited about Matt’s visit. I’m happy to report as a parent that they received valuable lessons from his assembly. They didn’t place great emphasis on his tricks (even though they thought they were super cool), but more so on what Matt shared with them. It was nice... to hear that if you fail to try and try again. They also shared that he was bullied and how Matt was able to overcome this. It was positive for them to see someone that went through something many children do and come out on the better side of things. Two thumbs up!! 👍🏻 👍🏻read more
Angela Berry
Angela Berry
17:12 04 Oct 18
This assembly was the BEST mixture of fun and engagement! Students were challenged to keep a GROWTH MINDSET, BE KIND, all while enjoying a fantastic display of sportsmanship. Thank you for your time and dedication in building a strong community among young learners!
Amanda Spiker
Amanda Spiker
16:45 04 Oct 18
Mr. Wilhelm is an awesome speaker and performer! He tailored his message to different ages and captivated them from the very beginning. It's so hard to reach older students (6th grade), but he had them completely immersed in his message by the end of his presentation. I was playfully 'attacked'... by several students at the end of the school day because they wanted one of his posters! Our teachers gave me a lot of positive feedback and are excited to use the follow-up activities that he shared. Great job!read more
Keri Pala
Keri Pala
14:48 02 Oct 18
We were very impressed with Matt's assembly. He did two shows for us - one for just 4th/5th graders and another one for 1st-3rd graders. He was able to tailor each one to fit the age group of the audience. The personal story and positive message were infused throughout the BMX tricks. He was... able to provide a highly engaging assembly to our elementary school. Thank you Matt!read more
Sue Majchrzak
Sue Majchrzak
02:21 24 Sep 18
As a parent volunteer, I've seen a number of assemblies but this one truly left me speechless. The message, the way Matt kept the kids attention intertwining his story amongst tricks that left mouths open with awe. He has a talent that to me is unmatched and will hopefully leave impressions for... years to come. Not only a show for kids but adults, teachers, volunteers and parents alike, a message we could all use! Thank you Matt for an unforgettable assembly!read more
Kelly Kaczanko
Kelly Kaczanko
15:01 23 Sep 18
Matt's show was amazing! The tricks he performed had the kids cheering for him and the teachers were impressed too! His message is great and is relatable to both kids and adults. He kept the kids attention the whole time. We had several parents thank us for having him and said their kids came home... telling them all about the show. Highly recommend Matt!read more
Sharol Gersic
Sharol Gersic
20:48 19 Sep 18
Matt is so inspiring and amazingly talented! He has taken his years of hard work and turned it into such a powerful message for young students. Our students were in awe during his entire show! He had the perfect mix of stunts while intermingling his positive message to never give up and to be... kind along the way. This is a show that will stick with both the students and the staff for a long time!read more
Bethany Hoerchler
Bethany Hoerchler
22:06 18 Sep 18
We had Matt come for our school of 900 kiddos! He had 2 groups of 550 and 300 in a big gym! He ROCKED it!! He had amazing crowd control, every student of every age was engaged, and they took away some great character ed to start off the year! The staff loved him - this experience is well worth... every penny!!read more
Kathy Bhat
Kathy Bhat
04:02 15 Sep 18
Matt gave an outstanding presentation to our middle school. Love his story, love his classroom management! Positive message and great BMX tricks. Truly inspiring.
Jodi Boschert
Jodi Boschert
20:06 14 Sep 18
Matt had a great message for our students this morning about not giving up when things get difficult- whether it's something you are trying to learn to do or makng the courageous choice to do the right thing to help someone else out. Fantastic stunts too! We loved it all!
Michelle Staples
Michelle Staples
18:20 14 Sep 18
WOW! Matt's presentation is out of this world! Our middle school students were not only mesmerized by his extrememly difficult BMX tricks, but completely captivated by his message of kindness and perserverance. As a middle school educator I have never seen all students, grades 6th-8th, so engaged a... show! Highly recommended!read more
Keith Ozsvath
Keith Ozsvath
15:48 10 Sep 18
Matt Wilhelm's show is AWESOME! Weeks later our students are still talking about it! Fantastic message mixed with fantastic entertainment! He is super organized and great communication. HIGHLY recommend.
Teresa Biondo
Teresa Biondo
13:39 02 Sep 18
My kindergarten students were engaged the whole assembly! Matt has great energy and a great message! You can’t ask for more than 5-year-olds repeating and internalizing the message, “Never give up!” 😊
Lynne Saccaro
Lynne Saccaro
17:00 31 Aug 18
Matt's performance skills and message are worth every penny in the school budget! There is not a student, or now adult, who has not been picked on or excluded at some point in their life and so his personal story and message is powerful, and one worth repeating throughout the year. Thank you! Well... done!read more
Stephnie Valdes
Stephnie Valdes
13:32 31 Aug 18
Matt did such an excellent job at our school. He engaged as well as enthralled the students with his presentation that did not bombard them in a preachy manner. His approach to the severe issue of bullying and being a friend truly captivated the kids and they talked about how cool he was for the... rest of the day. My classroom theme this year is being a super hero and he helped reinforce that lesson! Awesome person! Way to go Champ.read more
Donna Bingaman
Donna Bingaman
16:11 29 Aug 18
Matt is wonderful. He really connects with the students and shares such a powerful message about being kind, and never giving up. I have seen him work with groups from kindergarten through 8th graders, and he adjusts the presentation to make it work for every age.
Julie Silva
Julie Silva
15:01 29 Aug 18
We really enjoyed having Matt at our school. He had amazing stunts and shared a great message about kindness and acceptance to our students. Thanks for a great show!
Glen Gabel
Glen Gabel
13:10 27 Aug 18
I have been inviting Matt to come to Crystal Lake schools for many years now. His high-energy performance with a solid message of encouragement is great for both Elementary and Middle Schools. Take advantage of Matt's excellent show and inspire your students and staff!
Daniel Wise
Daniel Wise
18:12 25 Aug 18
Attention grabbing presentation. Great mix of his story and mesmerising BMX skills. Staying in school, following your passion, working hard and being patient are things students can't hear enough.
John Krol
John Krol
18:47 24 Aug 18
Matt connected with kids and his story was an inspiration to others. Tying in his amazing BMX tricks was a treat to see
Erik Merke
Erik Merke
17:14 24 Aug 18
Well-organized presentation that combines BMX tricks with a personal story on overcoming the challenges of adolescence. Great message for middle school sixth graders. The presentation is balanced really well and keeps kids focused. Highly-engaging assembly and a great way to kick off any middle... school year.read more
Catherine Plunkett
Catherine Plunkett
16:37 24 Aug 18
Honestly, this assembly was best show I've seen in my sixteen years at this school. The students LOVED it and so did the staff. Wow!
Jolene Miller (RBM)
Jolene Miller (RBM)
14:26 24 Aug 18
Matt Wilhelm's performance was an excellent kick off to our new school year! His message was inspirational, motivating, and engaging. Our students were completely captivated by his BMX skills and reflected on what kindness looks and sounds like.
Hollylee Bakey
Hollylee Bakey
12:38 24 Aug 18
Matt was an excellent presenter. His delivery and presence were spot on. His message about his life, hard word, kindness, and never giving up most likely inspired and spoke to many of the students in our audience.
Kimberly Lancaster
Kimberly Lancaster
12:28 24 Aug 18
Matt Wilhelm's story and talent inspire. His exemplary tenacity and fortitude cause children and adults to consider reaching beyond that which they thought they could accomplish. Matt's encouragement to work hard and overcome obstacles motivates all who hear and see him. His show is very well... organized, complete with moments of reflection and moments of excitement. For these reasons, I highly recommend Matt Wilhelm's program for any organization wishing to champion and embolden the welfare of its constituents.read more
Nikki Rodio
Nikki Rodio
12:21 24 Aug 18
I have seen Matt's show twice in two different districts and each time he was completely dedicated and engaging to the kids in his performance. Great mix of fun and a good message!
Joseph Komperda
Joseph Komperda
12:12 24 Aug 18
Great show with an excellent message.
Scott Meyer
Scott Meyer
01:57 24 Aug 18
Matt's mixture of speaking and showmanship kept our kids fully engaged and on the edge of their seats throughout the entire assembly. His ability to speak to the level of our students and his energy to perform at the same time was amazing. What a great way to begin our school year.
Lauren Dawson
Lauren Dawson
17:57 17 Aug 18
What a powerful and entertaining performance!! Matt's bike tricks were so fun for the students (and staff!) to enjoy. The best part was his powerful story of hard work and kindness. His story was a great compliment to our school's new buddy bench!
James Cieciwa
James Cieciwa
00:48 20 Jun 18
Matt did an amazing show. He delivered a positive and uplifting message to the students while keeping them completely engaged. I would highly recommend him.
Rachel Gemo
Rachel Gemo
13:37 07 Jun 18
Matt is a positive and professional speaker whose message is one we all need to hear. He balances his performance with the important messages, humor and biking talent. Our students and staff really enjoyed the show and I know Matt left them with a memorable impression. Thanks, Matt, for your work!
Roxy Cirincione
Roxy Cirincione
20:08 05 Jun 18
Our students LOVED Matt's performance! It is a perfect show for students ranging from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Matt was responsive via email as we were setting up the performance. The show was entertaining and also provided a good lesson for the students. Excellent!
Charlie McKenna
Charlie McKenna
16:39 05 Jun 18
Matt Wilhelm gave a fantastic performance for St Paul of the Cross School! His message was on point for the children and his BMX tricks were amazing. We were extremely fortunate to have him at SPC!
S Cisternino
S Cisternino
04:03 30 May 18
WOW - what a great experience! We invited Matt Wilhelm to perform 2 shows for our small, PreK-8th grade Catholic school (each show was geared a little differently to the respective age groups). Not only did Matt entertain our students, he engaged them with his talents all while empowering them... with his message to "be someone's Batman". Matt is a crazy talented BMX biker! We are so fortunate to have had him share his story with us - I can only hope the joy & excitement seen in each and every students' eyes will encourage them all to be kind to others, work hard and never stop believing in themselves. Quite powerful & highly recommended. Thanks Matt!read more
Elizabeth Thake
Elizabeth Thake
03:16 28 May 18
Matt held the attention of every kid, and adult alike, while he shared the story about the impact one kid made in his life by standing up and fighting for what was right. It's not always the most popular thing to do, but the right thing to do can be life changing and Matt is living proof of that... and couldn't be a better role model for kids. It was a real honor to have Matt Wilhelm come to our school. His bike tricks were inspirational too! Who knew one bike trick could take 8 years to perfect? What a lesson on perseverance! Thanks, Matt, for proving that perspiring can be inspiring!read more
Cynthia Armendariz-Maxwell
Cynthia Armendariz-Maxwell
02:45 24 May 18
Matt held the rapt attention of students, staff, and parents with his AMAZING bike tricks! Just when we thought we saw the scariest spin, he surprised us with an even more amazing feat! More importantly, though, was his VERY well presented and authentic message regarding courage, perseverance,... empathy, and kindness! I recommend this motivational, anti-bullying performance as the best that I have ever seen!read more
Michelle Acosta
Michelle Acosta
01:35 24 May 18
Matt provided a great performance for our K-5 students. He stressed the importance of working hard and not allowing others to treat someone disrespectfully.. he asked students to stand up for one another. I would highly recommend Matt Wilhelm for a school assembly!
Amanda Williams
Amanda Williams
18:16 22 May 18
Matt’s tricks captivated our young audience! His message of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity aligned with our school-wide PBIS goals. We will definitely have him back next year!
Colleen Joyce
Colleen Joyce
17:48 18 May 18
Matt visited Meadow Ridge School and the students and staff loved it! What an entertaining time for the students but also a great message of perseverance and being kind.
Thom Gippert
Thom Gippert
16:29 18 May 18
Matt really engaged the students from the beginning to the end of the assembly. The talent on the bike is obvious and very impressive to watch, but his message also made a strong impression with the students! I highly recommend bringing Matt to your school/organization.
Scott Liska
Scott Liska
14:32 18 May 18
Matt was fantastic with the kids! His stories were relevant and impactful. Students are still talking about the lessons and tricks and our teachers also gave it rave reviews. As a PBIS school, Matt's performance was a perfect tie-in to everything we have been working on this year. Thanks, Matt!
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