Speaker

Empower Your Students, Campers, Parents, and Staff … with a Different Kind of Speaker!

Stephen speaks at schools, camps, colleges, organizations, and communities across the country. His dynamic, empowering, and positive presentations regarding youth development and decision-making address multiple audiences, including faculty, students, campers and camp counselors, parents, health care providers (for CME credits), law enforcement officials, and camp professionals.  They also cover a wide range of topics, including positive youth development and outcomes as well as risk reduction regarding such behaviors as underage drinking, other drug use, bullying, violence, suicide, teen driving, family relationships, and sexuality/sexual behavior.

Communication is a powerful tool, but let’s face it … it’s hard for parents and other caring adults to broach certain subjects. The Stephen Wallace Speaker Series is comprised of seven motivational, informative presentations that help teens become more open and honest about the pressures and challenges they face … and help adults become better parents and mentors.

Stephen also offers staff training, train-the-trainers, and teen leadership materials and presentations to camps nationwide. In addition, he is a national trainer for the American Camp Association (ACA) and a faculty member of its e-Institute for Professional Development.

Sample presentations:

  • American Camp Association, National Conference
  • Bancroft School, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Belmont Hill School, Belmont, Massachusetts
  • Newbury College, Burlington, Vermont
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Children’s Hospital Boston – Harvard Medical School, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Conference
  • Chicago City Day School
  • Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers
  • Doane Stuart School, Albany, New York
  • Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove, Pennsylvania
  • Independent School Health Association
  • Larchmont Temple
  • Loomis Chafee School, Windsor, Connecticut
  • Miami Children’s Hospital, Annual Youth Leadership Conferences
  • Moses Brown School, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mountain Lakes Home School Association, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
  • National Association of School Psychologists, National Conference
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Conference
  • National DUI Enforcement Symposium – Northwestern University Center for Public Safety
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians
  • Rivers School, Weston, Massachusetts
  • St. George’s School, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Tabor Academy Commencement Address, Marion, Massachusetts
  • Youth Impact Panel, Phoenix, Arizona

Stephen has also delivered keynote addresses at student and student-parent assemblies in thirty states.

Stephen is currently booking programs for students, parents, parents and students, and faculty.  For information about availability and rates, please contact us at info@summitcmc.com or by calling us at 561-656-2012.

Here’s what people are saying:“Stephen Wallace offered a wonderfully informative presentation/question & answer session to our faculty before speaking at a school assembly.  In both venues, he excelled.  My faculty colleagues, especially, relished their time with him, since Stephen offered many insights on the disconnect between parents and their children on topics related to drugs, alcohol, and sex.  His advice was pragmatic and revealed his appreciation of the dynamics which define the experience of many adolescents.  We look forward to hosting Stephen again often!

- V.N. Philip, Headmaster, Westminster School

“Stephen Wallace’s extensive experience with teenagers helps him speak candidly, share his convictions, and challenge both students and their parents to consider the decisions they make. His presentations spark open, sometimes difficult but always necessary, conversations both at home and within the school community.

- Teacher, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

“His energy and enthusiasm, as well as his tremendous knowledge and experience, gave the parents renewed faith that adults can make a difference in the lives of their teens. The students tuned in to his presentation because he is a lively and entertaining speaker, and after the speech it was clear that his message had gotten through!

- Parent

“Stephen Wallace is not only a mentor to me but a close friend as well. He has provided me with the guidance necessary to face difficult decisions, and he can relate to both students and parents alike. Stephen is very enthusiastic and has a genuine interest in helping teenagers get through difficult times.

- Teen

“He is persuasive, knowledgeable, and personable. He has a vast amount of experience and spends a great deal of time with children asking, listening, sharing, and guiding. He is a moving and passionate speaker, and I would highly recommend him.

- Parent

“Stephen addresses difficult and provocative issues with insight and compassion backed by the landmark SADD Teens Today studies. His presentation is thoughtful and clear and vital to all who serve youth.

- Executive, American Camp Association

“Stephen connects with faculty because he is amusing, full of the kinds of anecdotes that resonate with those who work with kids professionally. He is effective with parents because he helps them understand their kids more clearly. I think people carry away a clear idea about what they actually need to do when working with young people and living with their own children.

- Jay Stroud, Head of School, Tabor Academy

Recent Presentation Materials

Let’s Be Friends, A Paradoxical Approach to Bullying Prevention, February 2013
View presentation here.

Helping Campers and Parents Cope With Campsickness, February 2012
View presentation here.

DCH Auto Group in Temecula, CA, Feb 10, 2011
View presentation here.

National Association of Secondary School Principals National Conference, San Antonio, TX, Feb 23, 2008
View presentation here.

American Camp Association National Conference, Nashville, TN, Feb 15, 2008
View presentation here.

2013 Speaker Series

School Speaker Series
College Speaker Series
Medical Speaker Series