The Amazing Virtual School Assembly

Empowering kids to be resilient and emotionally strong.

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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 how to bounce back from failure more easily and become emotionally strong.

Empower

Empower

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

Virtual Shows Now Available

Same Amazing Tricks & Messages… Plus More

Virtual Elementary School Assembly

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Elementary School Virtual Assembly

Matt will ride Glow-in-the-Dark BMX just like he did on “America’s Got Talent.”

Virtual Elementary School Assemblies

Same great messages as in-person shows.

Matt will attempt to break his Guinness World Record during the virtual show!!!


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Virtual School Assemblies for Elementary Schools & Middle Schools

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

Educational and entertaining.

Perfect for Elementary and Middle Schools.

Live shows & custom-recorded shows available.

Help your kids bounce back from failure more easily.

Reach the most “at-risk” students.

Every child deserves to live up to their full potential.  Empower your kids to overcome any challenge they face.

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Chicago Bullying Speaker

“The message of empowerment and resilience is what really moved me as a parent. I wish every student could hear his message!”
– Kristen Avery – PTA, Downers Grove, IL

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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 had their own personal show from a Guinness World Record Holder?

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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.

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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.  In fact, he almost quit BMX altogether after an intense bullying situation at the local BMX track left him fearing for his safety.

Determined to make his dream come true, Matt didn’t give up and qualified for the largest BMX competition in the world, The X Games.  However, disappointment struck hard as Matt finished in last place.

Using the “Never Give Up” attitude he learned as a kid, Matt worked harder than ever, eventually becoming the national champion.  He will show your kids that sometimes our biggest failures can turn into our greatest victories.

Matt will empower your kids to turn their biggest challenges into their greatest victories.

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Over 300+ Five-Star Google Reviews

SARA SOEHLKE
SARA SOEHLKE
19:45 21 Sep 20
We needed something to lift the kids spirits and keep them engaged in this hybrid schooling we are doing. Matt was exactly what we needed!Just a few of the MANY comments from students after this engaging and inspiring virtual show..."That was the coolest thing ever""That was dope""I loved that... so much. I actually watched him on AGT""That's SICK"I could go on and on...Book him NOW!!read more
Jackie Michlig
Jackie Michlig
18:06 20 Sep 20
Matt came to our school several years ago. We were so impressed that we invited him back. This time, though, the show was done virtually due to COVID restrictions. As with our previous experience, Matt was amazingly professional. He was flexible, a great communicator, and accommodated our every... wish. The assembly was well organized, entertaining, and personalized to address our school's focus. Matt involved our students and presented a meaningful message in a memorable way. He was well versed in all aspects of the technology, and his creative transition videos brought lots of laughs. The virtual assembly was a huge hit! Our students and staff loved it!-- Jackie Michlig, School Counselor, Edgewood School, Greenfield, WIread more
Kristen Avery
Kristen Avery
17:17 10 Jun 20
Matt Wilhelm recently did a virtual School Assembly for my children's school district. It was his first virtual assembly, but you would not have known it! It was executed perfectly and kept the laser-focused attention of my 5 and 7 year old, which is not easy to do over a computer screen. His BMX... tricks were too cool for words, but the message of empowerment and resilience is what really moved me as a parent. Matt seamlessly delivered that message through a Q&A series, so it didn't feel like the students were being talked at, but the message was still clear...do your best and put your mind to something and anything is possible! I wish every student could hear his message!read more
Samantha Figueroa
Samantha Figueroa
21:17 03 Jun 20
We approached Matt during the COVID-19 pandemic to ask if he would consider a year-end district-wide virtual assembly to try to lift students' spirits. He agreed and we brainstormed about shifting the message to resilience and perseverance combined with student Q&A - not to mention a fantastic... stunt show! The virtual event was accessible for all students, parents & educators to view on YouTube and Matt did an AMAZING job and the feedback has been outstanding. We want to thank Matt for adapting to unprecedented circumstances and ending our school year on such an exhilarating and positive note!read more
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
DayBot
DayBot
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
Leslie Varble
Leslie Varble
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!
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