CHOICE’s 60-minute school assembly presentation is aligned to state and national academic standards.
School Assembly: 10 Commitments in becoming a NEW Product of CHOICE
Imagine capturing an audience with music, drawing them in, getting comfortable, building trust. When you least expect it, real life comes into view. The true story of a boy and his 13- year-old mother, the gangster life of his father, gang life, dropping out of school, being abused, and life in the streets of St. Louis. This sad tale does not end in sadness. It rises above the situations to show how a “product of the environment” can become a “Product of CHOICE.” You will be amazed at the emotional journey that Eric James will take students on, in little over an hour. The explosive moment comes when the audience is snatched from the head nodding tunes to the tragedy that life sometimes has to offer.
Eric James (aka The PRODUCT) understands what it feels like to try and form and discover your identity and purpose. He has learned that life’s battles can be won, armed with a sense of humor and an optimistic attitude. Sharing his struggles, Eric encourages people to view their lives through a new lens. This empowering story of triumph encourages all people to think of themselves, and their mistakes not as a failure, but as opportunity.
What People are Saying:
“He inspires others through telling his own life story of triumph over tragedy. The PRODUCT urges his audiences to live life to its fullest and illustrates how to overcome some of the common and not-so-common struggles facing today’s youth.” – Ida Goodwin Woolfolk, Former Superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools
“I truly believe The PRODUCT’s life experiences can enhance the quality of life for anyone who exposes themselves to it. PRODUCT, was passionate, heartwarming, and he tells it like it is!” – Ms. Kathman, Speech Pathologist, Mesa Public Schools
“His dynamic and engaging presentation skills will light up any audience but even more importantly, his message always has a positive and lasting effect!” – Parent Volunteer from the Arizona Youth Partnership, Globe, Ariz.
“Wow! What an awesome testimony of perseverance. I listened to “My Life” and so many of our kids can relate to your message.” – Johnette R. Winfrey, Math Specialist, Baton Rouge, La.