More Than Just an Anti-Bullying Program

One of the main obstacles high school students face is apathy.  They suffer from apathy toward academics, their future, and helping fellow students.  They often know the what they should be doing but aren’t motivated to do so.

Matt Wilhelm’s high school assembly program empowers students to stand up for one another, stand up for themselves, and be everyday heroes.

Matt performs and speaks at over 300 different schools PER YEAR. His program will get your high school students out of their comfort zone and enthusiastic about taking on new challenges.

Matt’s high school program covers ALL THREE of the following topics:

  • Never Give Up / Growth Mindset
  • Bullying Prevention / Bystander Intervention
  • Resilience

More information about each topic can be found on the topics pages:

Performing a middle school assembly about bullying, kindness, and respect.

The Show

Matt Wilhelm’s school assembly program is designed to entertain, educate, and empower. He creatively mixes BMX bike tricks with his own inspiring stories of beating the odds en route to becoming a BMX National Champion.

In addition to his BMX skills, Matt is also a gifted storyteller. He is FUNNY. He is INTERESTING. He is CAPTIVATING. What makes these stories powerful is that they are from his own personal experiences.

High school students can apply his messages about respect, responsibility, and resilience to their own everyday lives.

This is not only the most exciting school assembly you will ever host, but also the one of the best messages your students will ever hear.

His stories are truly unforgettable.

You came to my school when I was in 7th grade. I just want you to know that you were such an inspiration in my life. I just want to thank you for what you're doing.

I didn't know that you'd be that big of an impact on my life. I'm in ninth grade now, and I still remember you. I'll never forget your inspirational story. Thank you.Arielle - High School Student (Received via Email)

Buying In

Do your students buy in? Do they want to take action on the speaker’s message? Many times high school students are skeptical of “motivational speakers” and tune them out before they even start talking.

To get through to high school students you must first earn their respect.

Matt has instant respect with high school audiences. Before he even steps in front of the crowd, Matt will have won them over. He is a two-time National Champion and three-time X Games Medalist. Your students will be amazed that someone who was called “A Million Dollar Act” is performing at their school.

From Matt’s opening line students will be laughing out loud. Laugher is the key to breaking down the barriers of skeptical students. Once Matt has won them over, he shares his story. Your students will relate to Matt as he speaks to them as someone who is on their side.

After the show your students will beg for selfies, autographs, and high fives. More importantly, they leave the assembly empowered and ready to make a difference.

You came to my school BJHS a week ago. You were amazing and everyone loved hearing what you had to say. A lot of kids at my school won't listen to events like that, but they listened to you.

Lydia - Student (Received via Instagram)
Matt Wilhelm receiving a standing ovation for his anti-bullying program at a middle school assembly.
Matt receiving a standing ovation from students and staff after his performance.

Show Details

The show runs about 45 minutes in duration. Matt can shorten if necessary, but in order to get the full message across 45 minutes is needed.

Matt can present to the entire school at once, provided there is enough space. Breaking down the school into smaller audiences can be more effective, but is not necessary.

Matt Wilhelm provides his own sound equipment, microphone, table, and everything necessary for a show.

The only requirements are access to electricity and at least 25×50 feet of performance space (hard, flat surface such as gymnasium, concrete, parking lot, or asphalt). Matt Wilhelm’s school assembly program is fully insured and carries a $2,000,000 general commercial liability policy.

Matt’s bike is safe for your gym floor. He has special non-marking tires and has performed halftime for the Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, and many other NBA and NCAA teams. His bike meets their strict requirements for what they allow on the floors.

Shows can be performed inside or outside. Indoor venues are usually preferred as they provide a more focused learning environment.

Watch Matt’s School Assembly Preview