FEEL IT. BELIEVE IT. REMEMBER IT. A DRUG ADDICTION STORY FROM AN ADDICTION SURVIVOR
"JAMES MASTERFULLY DELIVERED A HEARFELT, POWERFUL MESSAGE OF HOW EASILY PEOPLE CAN BECOME INVOLED IN DRUG USE AND HOW NOT TO GET PULLED IN."
-LISA CUTLER, PRINCIPLE
- SUMMIT ACADEMY INDEPENDANCE
"I had James come speak to my health classes, and WOW! Just WOW! It was very clear, even the day of, how his words and presentation impacted my students’ lives. I have had students come talk to me and email me about how the presenter has helped them and gave them courage. I will request to have James come to my classes every semester. I have taught for six years and this was the best presenter, out of many, that I have had in my classroom. ‘He was entertaining, engaging, and most of all left the classroom with feeling of hope and courage, THANK YOU JAMES!”
Maple Mountain High School
"James is an amazing guest speaker and my students love listening to him. He does a great job telling his story and engages the students. My students are constantly talking about James and all of the things that they learned from him. He definitely has an impact on my students and they take so much away from his presentation. I have had many students come up to me after his presentation to let me know that they never want to do drugs. James is one of the best guest speaker that I have found and always look foward to him coming to my class!"
Oak Canyon Junior High
" If you teach health or any other course that addresses Substance Abuse Prevention, then James is the guest speaker for you. James will capture the room and create relationships within an hour. He is genuine and charismatic as he commands the attention of all the students for the duration of his presentation. My STUDENTS and I would highly recommend James!"
Granger High School/PE & Health II
Head Baseball Coach
"I just did an end of the year reflection on the class, and almost all of my students said you were their favorite part/lesson. They all mentioned how much your story meant to them and the effect that can come from substance abuse. Thank you for all you do , and know that you are making such a difference for them and the students you visit. Hope to have you back soon!"
Orem High School
“James is an amazing speaker, my students hung onto every word he said. He has an amazing way of reaching each and every student, the kids love him. My students have already asked if James can come back to tell them more. We are all excited to have him back for our Red Ribbon Week assembly!”
Summit Academy Bluffdale
"I have loved having James come to my health classes over the last few years. He has an incredible story that is very engaging. I find that I am able to refer back to him and his story throughout my entire drugs and alcohol units as he covers many concepts in our standards. I always look forward to having him come to my class!"
Hillcrest High School
"James was a great guest speaker in my Health class and it was amazing to hear his story about addiction. His story is very impactful for youth to hear. Many students were open about their addictions and what they are struggling with, during and after James' presentation. He is an incredible individual that is going to continue to impact others by sharing his story."
Pleasant Grove High School
"We just finished our first semester last week. On our last day of Health class we talked about the different units we covered in health. I asked the students what some of their favorite lessons were and what was the most memorable. All of my classes talked about James' presentation. They loved when he came and shared his story. They said that it helped them recognize the little things they need to do to keep themselves safe, some said it gave them a lot of hope for their parents, and others said that it was the most impactful lesson they've had. They also said they are really glad James is coming back to share his story with my new classes."
Payson High School
"The opportunity for my middle school health students to hear James Dallin's presentation has made a profound effect on many of them. It is always a highlight for my students to hear James' story and they always continue to bring him and the things he says up for the rest of the semester! As a health educator I can discuss what addiction can do to their lives, but James Dallin's presentation shows the reality of addiction in a very real way!"
Hidden Valley Middle School
"I let my students know from the first day of School about James' presentation because I am so excited for it. His story captures the reality of what drugs can do to a person's life, family and health. Every student needs to here it because it is just that good and powerful."
Freedom Preparatory Academy
"Mr. Dallin is amazing! We have been having him come to our classes twice a year for the last 3 years. His presentation is raw and in my opinion perfect for what students need. He makes a huge impact on the students and the next day they always say how powerful his presentation was.
Payson Junior High School
"James' presentation on substance abuse is SO POWERFUL! He is great with relating to the students and hearing his story opens up their eyes to the world of drug abuse. I have had many students say that because of his story, they are never going near drugs. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guest speaker on that topic."
Orem Junior High School
“James has a powerful message and story to share. He is very open and up-front with the students which helped my students to connect with him and to really see the realities of how drug use affects your life and the life of others. My students have all asked if he could come back again in the future, and I look forward to having him speak again to my other classes. Thanks James for sharing your message, and for helping to touch the lives of many!”
Mt. Nebo Junior High
"James shares a very impactful story that could benefit anyone who hears it. He tells it in such a way that is so genuine and what I like to call real-talk. At the end of the semester , I give out a survey to the students in hopes to help myself become a better teacher. I always ask the question, 'what was your favorite or most memorable lesson?' At least 50% of the students, if not more, said they loved James coming to speak to them."
HighMark Charter School
"James has a unique way of reaching my eighth grade students, helping them understand the impact that alcohol and drugs had in his life and those he loves. I have seen my students really connect with him; walking away with something valuable and possibly life changing."
Central Davis Junior High
“I just wanted to say thank you for coming to speak with the seventh and eighth-grade students at Summit Academy Independence. The students were glued to your presentation. Your message was powerful. I want to have my own boys hear your story. Your story needs to be heard by every student.”
Summit Academy Independance
Sharing my story. Real questions, honest answers.
Before and after the drug world.
No sugar-coating. Here I am.