National speaker coming to area schools


NEW ULM — At the request of health professionals and with the assistance of local civic clubs, Bob Lenz, nationally recognized speaker and president of Life Promotions, will address students in area high schools Oct. 21-24.

Students in Lamberton, Springfield, Sleepy Eye, Comfrey, New Ulm, Winthrop and Glencoe will hear Lenz speak about real life issues faced by students and adults.

Lenz, who appeared in New Ulm in 2015, speaks to half a million people each year. His public school assembly programs are consistently rated among the best in the nation by school administrators, teachers, parents and students.

He explores issues like bullying, self-harm, suicide and substance abuse while using humor. 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.

This school assembly program includes an opening act by AJ the Animated Illusionist to engage the audience. Following that, Lenz will share his Dignity Revolution message.

Dignity Revolution is a comprehensive K-12 educational program that provides cultural change in schools and communities to improve overall academic learning.

“Our mission through this program is to educate and empower youth to stand up for the value of every person,” Lenz says.

Lenz will address students at New Ulm Cathedral High School on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Lenz will address students at New Ulm High School and New Ulm Middle School.

The opportunity to have Lenz speak with students in New Ulm has been made possible with funds provided by the New Ulm Optimist Club and the New Ulm Rotary Club.

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, Lenz will present a community program for adults, families and youth sponsored by area churches. All are invited to see AJ and to hear Lenz continue to address the areas of bullying, depression and suicide.

Questions about these events may be answered by contacting Grace Community Church in New Ulm at 354-0123.


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