A positive school culture workshop for everyone in your school family.
Assembly for Students
Keynote for Faculty
Presentation for Community
YouUplift eWall training for EVERYONE!
“A True Hero”
This 60 minute assembly for students is an updated version of the Silent-Strength Kindness Presentation which has been shared with hundreds of thousands of elementary, middle, high school, and collegiate students and teachers nationwide since 2012.
Scene From Program Launch Date: April 26, 2012
"Drake came home bubbling over with enthusiasm about the Silent-Strength Assembly today! The Speaker made such an impact on Drake, and he said there was not a "dry eye" in the whole place! I applaud you for bringing this wonderful assembly to our kids! Kudos!"
"Today, my daughter attended a program at school and was so moved by it that she wanted me to look it up online. I did and think that what you are doing with these programs is fantastic!!!...She is planning on taking the Challenge and I am so proud of her for that...this has motivated me too. THANK YOU!!!"
"Your story about Chris touched something inside me that's been buried for years - something I've never been exposed to before. It was very uplifting. It truly changed the way I think."
"My life changed within one hour today, and I will never be the same person ever again. Thank you!"
"I just wanted to say "Thank You" for giving your touching speech, because today after school, all the girls that would pick on me…they all told me they were sorry for making me feel bad. Thank you."
"My friend standing next to me said, and I quote, "Man, he made me want to be a better person." What you do makes so many other lives better - like a chain reaction."
"That was honestly the best program our school has ever had. Your brother is truly a hero. You changed a lot of people's minds, and you made people think differently towards the way they treat everyone. You're honestly a life savor."
"I was going through a rough time when you came by our school. I reached for that hand, and it helped me out of the dark. I hope you can inspire others…like you helped inspire me."
"You came at just the right time for me. I have been going through depression and self-harming since I was about 10 years old, and your story inspired me to reach out and get help. Thank you again…Your presentation was wonderful."
“Kindness: The World’s #1 Teaching Tool”
This Keynote defines “Kindness” as it applies to a leadership role and combines evidence-based research with real-life examples to show how “Kindness” is the world’s #1 teaching tool. This presentation will praise and uplift your faculty and staff for choosing the world’s most important career path and will provide everyone with additional “Kindness Tools” to help reach students of all ages and abilities!
(60 or 90 Minute Keynote Available)
"WOW...that was the word on everyone's lips at the end of Doug's program! Need a Speaker? Stop looking and contact Doug now! The message he delivers will leave you mesmerized, inspired, and ready to take on any challenges that life may throw at you!"
"I met Doug at the West Virginia Reading Conference and the profound impact his presentation had on me - I can't even explain."
"EVERY Educator needs to hear this! - PERIOD"
"By FAR - the best Convocation Speaker our school system has had in the 20 years since I've been here."
"Without question - the best session we saw at the entire Conference!"
“We had Doug share with our staff last year, and we were blown away! We are bringing him back again this year to share the exact same message. It’s THAT good, and those in our profession can’t hear this enough… especially now!”
“You are a true inspiration and your message is life-changing!”
“If We Want to be Happy…”
Gallup Survey says that nearly 70% of all Americans are unhappy. This Keynote provides real-life teaching examples from parents, teachers, and coaches who used a wide variety of techniques in order to help teach students how to be happy. This presentation will include 6 specific, evidence-based concepts that every Educator and Parent can use to help reach and maintain their position in the top 30% and further help their students and children to do the same!
(60 or 90 Minute Keynote Available)
The Little Things
"Our District just approved the purchase of 15 brand new TV Monitors to be placed throughout our campus, and the Kindness eWall will be running ALL of them!"
(High School Principal - Amarillo, TX)
"This is the most positive student response to any program we've implemented in my 30 years of teaching!"
(Elementary School Teacher - Jonesville, VA)
"This is a GAME-CHANGER! Giving kids a platform to spread love and kindness instead of the usual social media drama and negativity has been a blessing. I've even started reading them over the morning announcements!"
(Middle School Principal - Bradford, FL)
"It's the first thing our kids do at the start of their Character Ed class each week. They've dubbed it 'Thoughtful Thursdays'!"
(High School Principal - Braidwood, IL)
"Every Friday, each teacher picks one student in their class and the rest of the students write messages about them. They then have the messages scrolling on their classroom Smart Boards. The kids LOVE IT!"
(Elementary School Principal - Ripley, IN)
"Reading 60 positive messages from students to each other. It's a good night."
(K-8 Counselor - New Orleans, LA)
"We adults need this as much or more than the kids do!"
(Superintendent - Oak Forest, IL)
"Every school in the country needs to be using this platform. PERIOD!"
(State School Board Member - Minneapolis, MN)
"Our parents found it on our school website during the pandemic and started flooding it with support for our teachers! The positive impact it had on our staff morale - I just can't explain!"
(Elementary School Principal - Concord, NC)
"I was blown away on Friday when an 8th grade student asked me to turn the tv on in the cafeteria so they could watch the messages during lunch. This board has made such an impact!"
(Middle School Counselor - Afton, TN)
"There are numerous activities we're scrolling besides uplifting quotes...track meet pictures of students participating, honor roll lists, special event notices, etc. We even had a winter dance and we posted pictures taken of the kids all dressed up. Our Kindness eWall has become the heartbeat of our campus!"
(Middle School Counselor - Honey Grove, TX)
"Thank you for this platform! I love seeing the kind words that kids say to each other when I open my inbox every day!"
(Middle School Principal - Milton, WA)
Training for Everyone
The YouUplift eWall is the world’s first and only 100% POSITIVE messaging and display platform for school families and is currently serving over 4300 K12 schools worldwide.
This cloud based platform allows everyone to submit positive messages about one another, gives your faculty moderator 100% push-button control over which messages become visible, and automatically customizes and places all APPROVED messages into a rotating display in the locations of your choice (facility monitors, school website, chromebook notes, digital newsletters, social media).
Positive content of any kind can also be submitted (shoutouts, positive recognition, pictures, quotes, memes, animated gifs).
About the Presenter
(Doug, Denita, and David Reavis)
Doug Reavis is an In-Demand Professional Motivational Speaker, Author, and Co-Founder of the YouUplift Kindness eWall.
Doug has a combined 25 years of teaching and coaching experience at the Elementary, Middle, High School, and Collegiate levels. A former two sport collegiate All-American and Rhodes Scholar nominee, Doug earned All-American honors in football and Academic All-American honors in baseball during his senior year at Emory & Henry college (VA) where he graduated in 1990 with a double major in the fields of History & Social Sciences and Education.
In 2012, Doug launched the Silent-Strength Kindness Program that has since been shared with hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents, businesses, civic organizations, and community members nationwide.
In 2019, Doug, his wife, Denita (also a former teacher), and their son, David (BIT graduate of Virginia Tech), created and launched the YouUplift Kindness eWall, as the platform is currently serving over 4,300 Elementary, Middle, and High Schools worldwide.
Doug and Denita are college sweethearts and have been happily married for 33 years. The family resides in the quaint little town of Fancy Gap located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.