What services do you provide?
Guest Speakers PLUS ME
Our feature program brings dynamic speakers into schools to share their unique paths to success with students. Touching on the obstacles and triumphs they encountered throughout their academic and social lives, our presenters provide relatable success stories that students connect with and learn from.
Leaders PLUS ME
This program works with students on developing leadership skills that will help them successfully advance through life's obstacles. Our topics feature: knowing yourself, power of positivity, goals & resourcefulness, and grit. We utilize YouTube videos, dialogue, personal anecdotes, and our leadership curriculum to encourage students to take control of their future while supporting others.
Storytellers PLUS ME
One of our goals as an organization is to help students understand that they have a unique story that matters. This program is designed to work closely with students on discovering what their story is, dreaming up what their story can be, and confidently learning how to articulate their story to an audience.
After students have completed our Storytellers PLUS ME, we support them in turning their discovered stories in written narratives. For many this supports them in building the foundation for their college personal statements or scholarship applications.
Achievers PLUS ME
Many students lack the support, confidence, and resources weeks before they begin their new journey. Our program is designed to combat this issue and limit summer melt by bringing relatable role models into the classrooms to share with them their experiences and walk them through ways of navigating life after high school.
Educators PLUS ME
In this workshop, participants will experience the process of developing their own personal narrative while gaining tools on how to engage students in creating their own. We will relate to, motivate, and educate each other through our own inspiring personal narratives and set plans on how to implement our learning back to students.
Parents PLUS ME
This program immerses parents in our Storytellers PLUS ME curriculum providing them with tools, resources, and experiences that foster increased involvement and positive school relations. By educating parents on the importance of personal narratives and supporting them with developing and articulating their own, parents gain a stronger sense of community and confidence within their voice.
Who would present to my students?
One of our team members from our staff. At any time, you can request a specific presenter and we will do our best to provide you with your top choice.
How much time do you need?
Guest Speakers PLUS ME: 30 - 45 Minute Sessions
Leaders PLUS ME: 1 Hour Sessions (Up to 5 hours)
Storytellers PLUS ME: 1 Hour Sessions (Up to 5 hours)
Writers PLUS ME: 1 Hour Sessions (Up to 5 hours)
Achievers PLUS ME: 1 Hour Sessions (Up to 5 hours)
Educators PLUS ME: 1.5 Hour Sessions (Up to 6 Hours)
Parents PLUS ME: 1.5 Hour Sessions (Up to 6 Hours)
How many students do you speak to?
Guest Speakers PLUS ME: 20 - 500 students
Leaders PLUS ME: Up to 40 students per session
Storytellers PLUS ME: Up to 40 students per session
Writers PLUS ME: Up to 40 students per sessions
Achievers PLUS ME: Up to 40 students per session
When did PLUS ME start?
PLUS ME Project launched in July of 2013.
How much do your services cost?
We want to ensure that every school and every student has the opportunity to be inspired. Therefore, our Guest Speakers PLUS ME program operates on an optional donation based system. Schools are encouraged to make a donation for our work, but it is not required for schools with severe funding limitations.
Our Leaders PLUS ME, Storytellers PLUS ME, Writers PLUS ME, Achievers PLUS ME, Educators PLUS ME, and Parents PLUS ME programs charge affordable fees for each program. Pricing ranges based on number of sessions and participants. For more detailed information on pricing, contact us.
What is the suggested donation amount?
Many schools ask about the amount of the donation they should provide. On average, we receive $150 per presentations from the schools and partners who bring our presentations in. The amount your site provides is at your discretion.
How are you funded?
PLUS ME receives funding through private individual donations, school donations, service fees, corporate sponsorships, and foundation grants. See a list of our supporters here.
Who is your target audience?
All of our programs have been designed for 6th - 12th graders. We find the content also works well for college students and adult learners. If interested, we are able to tailor the content to 4th and 5th graders, as well.
How do I schedule a presentation?
Fill out our contact form and someone from our team will be in touch. If possible, have some dates in mind that you would like our team to visit your site. We will coordinate our calendars and schedule a date to present.