DAY OF HOPE
A LIFE-CHANGING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING SEMINAR
As a teacher, you know it more than most: Life is a challenge for young people today. Modern teens are living in and set to inherit an increasingly complex world. Thanks to social media, climate change, rapidly evolving technology and constantly changing political leaders, nothing feels stable.
It’s no wonder many teens struggle to find a sense of identity, let alone any purpose in life. There are so many conflicting messages about what to do and whether they can achieve their goals.
The Hopefull Institute recognises how much young people are in need of a voice of positivity and a role model who reminds them to dream big, set goals and just go for it, no matter what. We created the Day of Hope motivational presentation for young Australians to hear this message in an engaging and inspiring way.
We recommend this personal development seminar for teenage girls and boys aged 13-18, regardless of their background, demographic or academic achievements.
A NEW MINDSET FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Presented by former Young Australian of the Year (Qld, Community Service) and popular High School Speaker Glen Gerreyn, Day of Hope gives teenagers the foundations they need to build a hope-filled future.
This powerful presentation helps students understand the effects that external influences and their own self-belief has on their decisions.
As Glen shares his story and his message, the young people in the audience learn to recognise negativity, step away from it and start making choices that allow them to tap into their talents and start to shine. They leave with a refreshed energy for life and a renewed understanding of their limitless potential.
There are three modules in this seminar:
MODULE 1: THE POWER OF PURPOSE
So many teenage boys and girls shrug when asked what they want to do in life because they’re convinced they’re no good at anything. Trapped in a society that presents everyone else as perfect, right now, they’ve become ‘future blind’.
The Power of Purpose encourages students to pay attention to their talents and character strengths and consider what they really want.
During this session, students are reminded that motivation is only part of the equation. Before they take action, they need a clear vision for the future. Once they can see what lies ahead and how exciting it will be, they are inspired to take massive and decisive action towards their goals.
Teens finish this session with a list of ideas and possibilities for the future and a reinforced belief that they can reach their goals.
MODULE 2: JAILBREAK
The Jailbreak module explores how today’s students can transform their wellbeing and overcome their limiting beliefs.
As he presents this engaging module, sought-after motivational speaker Glen explains that the greatest moment of courage is the one when we decide not to be defined by our fears or past mistakes. When young people ‘jailbreak’ their mindset, they are free from shallow, default thinking and able to live their lives by design, starting from the minute the Day of Hope comes to its conclusion.
This session plays an essential role in re-empowering youth by breaking the cycle of apathy many teenage students find themselves trapped in. Glen’s personable style and relatable messages help them understand how to start building resilience and feel more hopeful about the future.
MODULE 3: UNSTOPPABLE
The final, inspiring module in this high school motivational seminar teaches the power of setting ‘moonshot’ goals (as defined by Google), to help solve large scale problems.
This personal development session helps students of all backgrounds. After hearing the incredible moonshot goals of companies and people around the world, plus Glen’s own bold plans to make an impact, students are armed with the courage and hope they need to face challenges, pick themselves up and keep going.
Glen’s ‘Unstoppable’ message teaches that hope is the stubborn voice inside us all which insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better is waiting around the corner.
Teachers and school counsellors will also enjoy hearing Glen’s moonshot stories so they can discuss them with students and remind them that the sky’s the limit.
WITNESS AN INSPIRING, MOTIVATING AND LIFE CHANGING PRESENTATION
Now more than ever, young people need to hear clear, consistent messages of positivity and hope.
Day of Hope is an essential program for high schools that are proactively encouraging positive psychology, personal development and wellbeing for students.
Compelling and thought-provoking, Glen’s seminar is presented with energy, empathy and warmth. Even the most reluctant of participants will tune into Glen’s message as he shares the extreme personal challenges he overcame as a young man and clearly explains how to master the lost arts of grit, optimism, courage and hope.
HEAR FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
Glen’s motivational presentation has been attended by students around Australia and the world, with many confessing afterwards that his message couldn’t have come at a better time.
“I have really bad anxiety and am depressed. On some nights I feel like my life is not worth living. I just think about how I’m not worth it, not important. Here’s the thing though. You told us all we were important. That hit home for me that minute. I was holding back tears; to be told you are important is something everyone should be told… not just once but many, many times. I have been called pretty, nice, smart etc. But being called important really hits a heart string.”
Year 10 Student NSW
“A little over a month ago, I found out my Dad was diagnosed with cancer and it really took a toll on me. My self-esteem plummeted, my anxiety levels rose quite drastically and I couldn’t seem to concentrate on anything anymore, although these things weren’t just synonymous with what is happening with Dad. I couldn’t seem to pick myself back up and keep looking forward into the future to where I want to be. Hearing your talk to the Grade 11’s and also by you sharing your story with us, I can see that no matter what happens in life, overcoming is possible.”
Year 11 Student SA
“I have been diagnosed with clinical depression, severe anxiety, and anorexia. I have been in Flinders Hospital for three weeks during this past month with a nasogastric tube feeding me, no hope of any goals or dreams, and thought that there was no place I was going. Luckily, I was discharged just in time to see your speech today. Now I feel like I have a place to go, can have dreams and goals that can happen, and can fully recover from my illnesses. So, my contribution to my goal of recovery, which I began today, was to eat all of my afternoon tea, all of my dinner, and then helped myself to more food when I was hungry without being asked or pushed into eating it. It may sound small, but it was a massive step to push away the eating disorder. I’m really proud of myself. Keep up the amazing work you’re doing, it’s so inspiring and has truly helped me see that one day there is hope for me.”
Year 11 Student NSW
“I would like to start off by saying a massive thank you. Thanks to you I have just realised that I AM worth something and just how much I am worth. What you said today will fuel me to keep going no matter what, I do not believe you could even begin to fathom the effect you had on me today. So thank you, you have literally changed my viewpoint on life.”
Year 11 Student WA
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
The Day of Hope seminar is in demand from high schools all around Australia.
Availability is limited and booking ahead is essential. Enquire now to find out more about Glen’s highly relevant, inspiring and entertaining presentation.