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 / Kindness
  • 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

Google Reviews

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!
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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