The Amazing Anti-Bullying BMX School Assembly

Empowering kids to be confident, caring, and kind.

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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.

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“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

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
Laura Zak
Laura Zak
15:47 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
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!read more
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
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!read more
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.read more
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!read more
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."read more
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
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
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
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
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
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!read more
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!read more
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
Deanna Gomez
Deanna 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
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
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
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!read more
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!read more
Ashley Hughes
Ashley Hughes
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!read more
Kathy Romanoski
Kathy Romanoski
23:44 19 Feb 19
Students in my sixth grade class certainly enjoyed the 'tricks' Matt performed within his presentation. They really commented on how his story just didn't talk about his successes, but also his hard times in life focusing on kindness and respect. "We all NEED to pay attention to that message," said Samantha.read more
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!read more
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!read more
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!!!read more
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.read more
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!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
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!read more
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.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
Josh Louis
Josh Louis
14:00 17 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
Mary Sturgill
Mary Sturgill
23:25 16 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!read more
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+ Starsread more
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
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
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!read more
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
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
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
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
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!read more
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
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
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.read more
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
Michael Sementa
Michael Sementa
14:49 24 Aug 18
This is the second time I have seem Matt speak. His message translates easily to middle school students and he presents it in a way that it doesn't speak down to the audience. His talent is incredible and inspiring and he does not hide the fact how many years and hours it took for him to master his talents. The message of don't give up truly has meaning and substance.read more
Koriann Lance
Koriann Lance
13:10 24 Aug 18
Matt's presentation not only captivated the attention of the students, but teachers. His story wrapped into his BMX tricks were inspiring and entertaining. The best take away was to never give up whether something takes you one hour or four years to learn. Thank you, Matt for reminding us of many timeless life lessons!!read more
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
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.read more
Steve Scarfe
Steve Scarfe
00:34 24 Aug 18
His BMX tricks were amazing, and the message was perfect for middle school kids. He told a personal story in an meaningful way. He was funny and bounced back and forth between his message and his tricks to keep everyone's attention. I couldn't be more pleased - I was blown away by how well-received it was by students and staff alike. This was money well spent!read more
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!read more
Tracy Dvorchak
Tracy Dvorchak
17:39 17 Aug 18
Matt's show was outstanding! The students loved every minute and learned some important lessons: never give up and words are powerful.Thank you for an experience our kids will not forget!
Michael Madzinski
Michael Madzinski
16:55 17 Aug 18
From start to finish Matt was professional, supportive, and engaging. While he may be famous for all of his BMX skills (and trust me they are amazing), we were more impressed with his presentation skills and positive message. Truly and outstanding assembly for any school.read more
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!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!read more
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!read more
Ryan Merle
Ryan Merle
13:46 04 May 18
He does a fantastic job with keeping the students attention during the entire assembly. He personifies his coolness and then tells his personal story about when he was bullied early in his life. Its a great moment for learning that kids can connect with. Keep up the good work Matt!read more
Emily Hunt
Emily Hunt
13:08 01 May 18
My fourth grade student writes about what she learned from Matt. "Never Ever Give Up! Today I witnessed Matt Wilhelm and his awesome bike tricks! But his bike tricks weren't the only thing I will remember from the assembly. He also told a story about him being bullied in school. He told us to be like Batman, a hero. It empowered me to not just stand there like a bump on a log when someone is getting bullied. You need to stand up for both yourself and other people. Also, you need to remember that you are unique and you should NEVER EVER GIVE UP! When you know you have a purpose in this huge world, you should practice and embrace what you are good at. That's what I liked about this. Oh, another note, be yourself! And stand out!"Outstanding take-away for all of my students from a person they could relate to and enjoyed his delivery!read more
Melissa Hoeft
Melissa Hoeft
13:07 01 May 18
Matt provided such a wonderful show for our students. His message was clear and meaningful and delivered in a way that our students truly grasped what he was saying. He also performed some amazing stunts on his bike. The kids were talking about this performance all day long! Thank you Matt! You are truly an inspiration!read more
Erika Johansen
Erika Johansen
01:10 01 May 18
What a great assembly for our school!! Our students really enjoyed the tricks and personal stories that Matt shared with them. I’ve welcomed Matt at two other schools and each time he has brought the same level of enthusiasm. Highly recommend!read more
Greg Fairchild
Greg Fairchild
01:08 27 Apr 18
Matt's energy and performance captivated our students! He also gave encouraging messages of never giving up and standing up for people who need help (anti-bullying). Two students even got to participate and he handed out free, signed posters! Excellent show!read more
Katie Coughlin
Katie Coughlin
19:54 09 Apr 18
If you're currently debating whether or not to book Matt Wilhelm for your school, stop thinking and DO IT! His assembly was INCREDIBLE... not just because of his incredible stunts and his ability to relate to our students (grades 3-5), but his message was so powerful! I had to hold back tears thinking about how some of our students really needed to hear this message and he did it in such an impactful way. After the assembly, I had students telling me they were tearing up because either they could relate, or they knew one of their classmates could relate, to his story. I received a note on my desk the next day, stating "We want to talk with you about our classmate XXX. Our classmates always make fun of him and make him cry. Nobody has ever stood up to the people that make fun of him, but after we heard Matt Wilhelm's story we wanted to make a difference and we want to be his friend." This letter speaks volumes to how amazing his presentation is! We will be bringing him back most definitely. Thank you, Matt!!read more
Shellie Stevens
Shellie Stevens
15:22 09 Apr 18
Matt was amazing! The students and teachers loved his show. They said,"It was the best assembly they had ever seen." He brought a message to the kids that sticks with them. He knows how to balance his performance with his message which keeps the students engaged the whole time. Having the follow up material to share with the kids makes it even better. We loved it and hope to have him again.read more
Sandi Wilson
Sandi Wilson
13:38 25 Mar 18
Matt's enthusiasm spread throughout the entire gym! He was able to create thunderous cheering, then seconds later turn the gym into a quiet classroom. The students eagerly listened to his message and watched his stunts. They were talking about it the next day! It was definitely worth the time!read more
Morgan Lockhart
Morgan Lockhart
00:33 21 Mar 18
I am a teacher associate for a special needs child and your performance today made him so happy and excited. Not only did he talk about your tricks but he also remembered your words. He went home after school and told his mom all about it and he usually doesn't talk about stuff at school like that. He also won a signed poster which is hanging up in his room now. I also have 3 daughters who also got to see the performance. One at middle school level and 2 at elementary level. They were all excited and talked about all the different things that were said and done. It was an awesome performance that kept the kids and teachers entertained. Amazing job Matt Wilhelm and I hope you continue your journey spreading this great message.read more
Christy Pruski
Christy Pruski
03:00 13 Mar 18
Matt Wilhelm was absolutely amazing and the students couldn't stop talking about the show! The kids were 'wowed' by his tricks and inspired by his words! The message was clear: persevere when things are difficult, use kind words, and speak up to help others. If you are looking for a fun, motivational program, I highly recommend bringing Matt to your school!read more
Evonne Ostrozinski
Evonne Ostrozinski
03:19 08 Mar 18
Matt’s show at both our middle and elementary schools were amazing! They were very age appropriate for each group. His message about working hard, not giving up, bullying, and the importance of education were great. The kids were captivated. The teachers were impressed and kept asking if he could come back every year. I also heard that someone wants to try and get him for a show at our high school!read more
Deborah Burns
Deborah Burns
20:34 26 Feb 18
Matt recently provided a fun and interactive assembly in our K-5 elementary school. He captured the excitement of the students and kept them engaged throughout the 45 minute assembly. Matt shared an inspiring personal story about never giving up and being an upstander when you see bullying occur. Matt had excellent crowd control and we hope to have him back in the future. I am happy to recommend his presentation to anyone.read more
Valerie LaRiviere
Valerie LaRiviere
01:34 23 Feb 18
Matt's show was genuinely one of the best assemblies we've ever had! The students and staff were so moved by his message and amazed by his talent! He genuinely provided an afternoon that will never be forgotten...and his messages really resonated with our students. Thank you, Matt! We are so honored to have had you present at our school!read more
Jessica Meland
Jessica Meland
15:25 21 Feb 18
Mat's presentation was highly engaging and full of great messages and inspiration for kids. His stories and messages about growth mindset and anti-bullying were extremely relatable and well received by all of our students. He was such a great entertainer and the assembly was the perfect balance of fun and excitement mixed with strong messages for students. A perfect way to grab their attention and teach!read more
Sandra Rapp
Sandra Rapp
14:44 12 Feb 18
Matt shared his powerful message of perseverance, resilience, kindness, and bullying in an engaging manner that kept our students hanging on every word. Every student in our district K-12th grade attended his assemblies & were in awe of his BMX tricks. Matt's ability to gear his shows to different age groups is spot on. Student and faculty participation was a huge hit! Great way to engage!read more
Chris Ming
Chris Ming
23:28 07 Feb 18
Matt Wilhem visited my middle school on Tuesday and provided the right message at the right time to my students with a mix of entertainment, humor, and storytelling. He grabbed the attention of the students both with his bike and with his inspirational stories about never giving up, standing up for others, and being unique. Matt was personable and friendly with the staff and students and had everyone laughing, clapping, and thinking throughout the presentation. I would highly recommend him to any school looking for an outside voice of strength.-Chris Ming -Principal of Marine City (MI) Middle Schoolread more
Rita Stasi
Rita Stasi
02:10 03 Feb 18
Matt came to our school today for a wonderful program. The program showed what a fantastic BMX performer Matt has become through perseverance and practice. Matt not only voiced the theme of "Never Give Up" but also talked to the students about the amount of time he had to practice to learn a routine. He talked about the accidents he had along with the awards he earned.Matt talked about the way he was treated growing up and how a person who acted as a friend, helped him to develop a better feeling for himself. Matt talked to the students about being a friend to the student who is alone. The show was a success for the students and the adults who came to see the show. Matt's story was inspirational an a positive way to help others.read more
Katy Lynch
Katy Lynch
20:36 25 Jan 18
Matt Wilhelm has a great message for students about kindness, differences, and acceptance. He is so engaging that students really are unaware that the assembly is actually about anti-bullying. He captures their attention with a personal life story that connects his BMX stunts with perseverance, kindness, and acceptance of others. This was an exceptional performance and I highly recommend Matt Wilhelm for any future assembly at the elementary level.read more
Nicole Schroeder
Nicole Schroeder
17:07 25 Jan 18
Absolutely incredible! Matt was able to connect with our students and tell them exactly what they needed to hear. We had been looking for someone to speak to our students and are so glad we were able to find Matt! He was a perfect fit for our students at exactly the time they needed it! They are still talking about him and his talk months later!read more
Melissa Jay
Melissa Jay
23:03 19 Jan 18
I wish I could give Matt more stars than 5! He performed for 350 students at our Elementary School today and I don't think 350 kids even wanted to blink! And to top it off he gives such an important message throughout his show!! Book him now and you will not regret a second of it!read more
Programs Assemblies
Programs Assemblies
22:36 15 Jan 18
Matt came to our school and did a wonderful job with his anti-bullying and perseverance messages. He was great to deal with in setting up the date for the assembly and made the whole process very simple. As for the assembly itself the kids absolutely loved it. He did a great job of relating to his audience and connecting with them which helps kids to connect with his message. I had several parents tell me how their kids came home and couldn't stop talking about Matt's assembly and how awesome it was. Thanks for sharing your valuable message with our students Matt.read more
Rob Bohanek
Rob Bohanek
00:57 11 Jan 18
Matt has presented at my previous school several years ago and knocked it out of the park again today at the Ridge Family Center for Learning. He captures students' attention and delivers a powerful message that helps students in their relationships with others. Thank you for an entertaining and meaningful experience well worth it.read more
Maria Grable
Maria Grable
04:05 10 Jan 18
Matt was amazing today during our all school assembly! His message of finding your talent and never giving up was inspiring. The students were moved by his story of being bullied. He asked students to be someone's hero by standing up for others. What a great role model for students and staff! Of course his bike tricks and performances were awesome!!read more
Tina Schenk
Tina Schenk
19:31 19 Dec 17
We had Matt visit our Elementary School K-4 and the students and teachers had a blast! Matt is engaging, captivating and most of all INSPIRING! He shared personal stories about how he was treated growing up and how he overcame tough times. We highly encourage schools to take advantage of his story and talent!read more
Becky Labbe
Becky Labbe
03:35 12 Dec 17
It's been over a week since Matt performed at our school and the children are still talking about it! Our staff noted that not only were the the bike tricks amazing, but his message was so important! And to top it off, Matt was able to quiet 350 kids by putting up his had. He had great management of the audience!! Wonderful show!!read more
Tinaz Sevak
Tinaz Sevak
15:18 11 Dec 17
Awesome assembly that the students will remember for a long time!!! He dazzled the kids with his amazing bike tricks while also imparting lessons on kindness, empathy and resilience through his personal stories. He is also wonderful to work with and schedule, very professional and responsive. Such a great guy and show! After the assembly I received emails and texts from teachers and parent friends saying how much they and the kids enjoyed the show.read more
Raul Gaston
Raul Gaston
18:55 10 Dec 17
It's a challenge to find presenters for middle school students who can do a great job. Matt is the full package!!! His messages of anti-bullying and never quitting are delivered in a way that middle school students are able to easily relate. The BMX tricks are simply amazing and Matt's humor retains students engagement at all times. Of high value are the follow-up lessons that Matt has designed to help teachers and students continue the conversations after the assembly in the classroom. I highly recommend Matt to your school for an inspirational and engaging presentation!Raul Gaston, PrincipalJefferson Middle School, Villa Park, IL.read more
Bill Vala
Bill Vala
13:26 05 Dec 17
We recently hired Matt for our Indian Guides Christmas party and the show was perfect. A mix of humor, phenomenal bmx tricks and inspirational messages for the kids. Matt is very good at what he does and he has the ability to get the kids to listen. He gave out free t-shirts and posters and the kids really enjoyed the show. I would highly recommend him for school events and private parties.read more
Kevin Dunn
Kevin Dunn
19:21 28 Nov 17
We've had Matt at our school for six consecutive years. His message, coupled with his BMX show, provide an enriching experience for all students. He understands the developmental stages of his audience and adjusts his message accordingly. His stories and insight on hard work, persevering through learning new and challenging things/skills and being an everyday hero resonates with students. Matt has even taken the next step by providing videos and discussion points to be viewed after his shows that are good resources for morning meetings/classroom discussions related to bullying and friendship. Students love his show, which is why we will continue to have him back!read more
Noelle Yeager
Noelle Yeager
21:45 16 Nov 17
Matt’s program is engaging, fast-paced and filled with life lessons students can relate to. He is a dynamic speaker and entertainer that keeps students as well as adults wondering what story he is going to share and what message he is going to bring next. Students learn powerful lessons that they can talk about after the show is over, and that are much needed in today’s world. Matt is a Hero and role model that students look up to.read more
Rebecca Ramana
Rebecca Ramana
21:20 02 Nov 17
Matt's was THE BEST assembly we have ever had at our school! His performance was entertaining and his message inspiring. He tailored his talk specifically for the younger vs older kids at our school. He was also very pleasant and easy to work with, brought and set up all of his own equipment and followed up with us after the show with suggested classroom activities to drive home his message. We will definitely be looking to bring Matt back in the future.read more
Brandon Todd
Brandon Todd
14:54 01 Nov 17
Matt Wilhelm provided a positive message to our students while also entertaining them with amazing tricks. His personal stories of how he never gave up on his dreams tied directly into conversations that we have been sharing with our elementary students about "grit" and how they can show tenacity, perseverance, and determination everyday. I would highly suggest his assembly if you are looking for a way to kick off character education or a spirit week at your school. His high energy performance kept our students engaged and excited for a full hour.read more
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