Chicago Tribune Covers Matt’s Show in Lake Forest

The Pioneer Press and Chicago Tribune came out to Sheridan Elementary School in Lake Forest to cover my show. Here is a link to the article in the Chicago Tribune. I am performing at all the elementary and middle schools in District 67 this year.  Big thanks to the Spirit of 67 for making these […]

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7 Questions to Ask When Booking an Assembly

Don’t Book an Assembly Without Asking These Questions Booking a school assembly can seem like a fairly daunting task, especially if you haven’t done it before. However, it can be quite simple if you know the right questions to ask. Here are the seven questions that you should ask every school performer before you book. […]

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Evening News

I performed for seven different schools in Ottumwa, Iowa last week. All of the schools had fantastic crowds, and my school assembly program was covered in the paper and on the local news. Every single student in the district was able to watch the show and hear the message. I saw lots of smiling faces, […]

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Article and Video from Superior Newspaper

The Superior Telegram came to Northern Lights and Bryant Elementary Schools to cover my school assembly program.  The kids were very excited and made for a fantastic audience at both schools. This was my second year in a row performing at Bryant and first year performing at Northern Lights.  Please check the links below for […]

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Catholic Schools Week Assemblies

Catholic Schools Week is always a busy one for my assembly program.  This year I performed 19 shows in five days during Catholic Schools Week.  All of students (and staff) loved the tricks and message. My message of kindness, standing up for others, and resilience always fits in nicely with whatever theme the school selects […]

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2018 PBIS Kickoff and Kindness Assembly

I had the privilege to kick off Stanton Middle School’s PBIS assembly on Monday January 8th 2018. What an awesome group of students!!!  The 5th-8th graders at Stanton were very excited to see the show and hear the message. I spoke about perseverance, kindness, resilience, and being “Someone’s Batman.”  All too often middle school students […]

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Wheeling High School Performance

I performed at Wheeling High School for their Snowball program “Make a Wish.”  I love performing at high schools, and high school students are often my favorite audience. Many of the students approached me afterward to tell me how they connected with my story.  It is extremely rewarding to make a difference in the life […]

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1st Place International Photography Awards

I’m excited to announce that the photoshoot I did with Rob Gregory earned 1st place in the International Photography Awards. The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. We won the […]

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Hero Inside Launches

I am excited to announce the launch of Hero Inside. So what is Hero Inside? Hero Inside is a FREE video series and discussion guide that teachers can use in the classroom after my presentation. Grade level specific Strategies on how to safely speak up in a bullying situation Role playing situations Shows what bullying […]

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