Middle School Programs
- 5th-8th graders
- Junior High Camps
- Youth Groups
Most middle/junior high schools that have had these assemblies have had Jerry Jacoby return again and again!
- How to deal effectively with peer pressure. (Jr. Hi: the best..)
- Decision making skills. (Jr. Hi: the best…)
- How accepting reality and getting help leads to a healthier and happier life. (Hot Dogs..)
- Jerry is gifted in truly speaking to the hearts of the students right where they are. They ‘absorb’ what he tells them because they know what he is saying is true. They sense his authenticity. Jerry was a ‘good kid’, and yet all of us have made some bad choices and learned from them. His stories are true and are of his own experience when he was in junior high. His assemblies emphasize the root of the bad behavior as trying to be ‘macho’ and proving oneself. He emphasizes accepting oneself (a normal struggle during adolescence) rather than trying to impress others and therefore being able to accept others and treat them with respect. We have noted that often, serendipitously, students who have been involved in bad behavior will connect with Jerry either before, after or during the assembly (as a volunteer). Jerry’s honesty, directness and love come through. Before and after discussion questions are included to help the students think through and process these issues in their lives. This is Jerry’s 20th year of helping to free students to be respectful, honest and responsible.
Family Night Concerts!:
Hundreds of organizations and schools have sponsored one of Jerry Jacoby’s Family Concerts as a great way of bringing the bonding effects of humor and song to their communities. Jerry is great at reaching all ages-toddlers through grandparents so everyone can relax and enjoy a great show. Moms and Dads will especially appreciate the emphasis on clean humor and audience involvement that is always encouraging for participants, never demeaning. Since Jerry’s emphasis is always on character & integrity, his memorable stories and songs give parents another opportunity to talk about important issues with their children.
Elementary school students love Jerry’s Real Character is No Accident!, which uses professional comedy and music to teach character and integrity, self esteem, respect of others and authority, and how to be honest, courteous and responsible.
How to hire Jerry Jacoby, the Youth Motivator:
Contact Michaella Jacoby. She can answer your questions and supply you with a complete information kit on Jerry. It includes a large list of school references, suggestions and ideas on how to get the most out of your Jerry Jacoby Assembly Program.
Jerry Jacoby’s talents and proven effectiveness have a rich history.
The combined experience of over 5,000 school and family performances, 14 years as an educator, and 20 years as camp speaker, plus an entire life of acting like a kid has taught Jerry the heart of children.
He knows his audience. He connects with them.
Jerry is a proven professional. (i.e. acts like a mature, responsible adult when necessary)