City Times Staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — International speaker and anti-bullying advocate, Bob Lenz, will speak to students at both Lincoln High School and Nekoosa High School on April 17, 2018.
During the school assembly programs, Lenz will be sharing an anti-bullying message which promotes value, courage and respect. Lenz wraps his serious message in humor and genuine good sense. His public school assembly programs have been consistently rated among the best in the nation by school administrators, teachers, parents, and most importantly students.
With comedic timing, he shares his personal experiences, the funny and the tragic.
“As long as they laugh, they will listen,” Lenz believes. “And if they listen, they will learn.”
Lenz touches on everything from the suicide of a popular friend who was abused at home to many teens’ desire to be part of the in-crowd. Lenz zeroes in on core teen anxieties involving bullying, self-image, addictions, sex and the lure of acceptance. Somewhere between laughing at one of his embarrassing moments and getting choked up over a true story, students realize their hearts and minds have been changed.
Bob will be joined by AJ the Animated Illusionist. AJ (Ardan James) is a professional entertainer who incorporates illusion, dance and audience participation in his performance. AJ lectures worldwide in the art of mime and illusion, and has won over ten national awards.