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Marc Mero - International Speaker and Former Wrestling Champion
Marc Mero empowers students to make positive choices and has presented the popular “Choices” production at more than 550 schools worldwide to more than half-a-million people. Serious issues such as bullying, peer pressure, substance abuse and suicide are presented in a way that touches listeners at a "heart level." Students are inspired to treat themselves and others with respect, dream big, achieve goals, and cherish relationships. Marc Mero’s compelling message evokes personal reflection, laughter and tears, and also instills HOPE. Students and faculty describe the “Choices” presentation as life changing.
Gregory T. Baker ~ Principal Geneva High School says:
"Thank you for coming and doing the assembly for our students. You were incredibly well received by everyone in attendance that day! We had open house later that evening and I had parents thanking me for bringing you into the school! My dean of students has been at this school for 32 years and when I asked him what he thought he said, “it was the best assembly I have seen in 32 years!” Needless to say, I was incredibly impressed."
Debra Murdock ~ Principal Cherokee High School says:
All I can say is “WOW”! We are so thrilled with the presentations today! Thank you, thank you and thank you! I have already started calling the other principals, they should give their students a wonderful gift with your presentation!
The exciting Champion of Choices presentation:
- Changes students’ thinking – how they see themselves and others
- Gives students HOPE and help them realize they are not alone in this world
- Breaks through walls and defenses to open students’ hearts to new directions
- Gives students the confidence to see that “Champions Make Choices and Choices Make Champions.”
Gary Shiffin ~ Principal Merritt Island High says:
"We have had a number of presentations with similar themes presented to our students over the 9 years I have been the principal of Merritt Island High School. But, I can state to you that there have never been any other presentations that can match the powerful message and high interest approach that Marc Mero and his troupe delivered in our auditorium yesterday. The presentation was spell binding and today many of our students are still talking about what they heard and observed. I want to thank you for coming to our school and possibly changing the lives of many of our students and all the others who were in the audience hearing your message. It was awesome!"
Marc Mero experienced his first crisis at age eight when his parents divorced. He grew up in a single-family home in a poor section of New York, but wrote down his dreams and goals, setting his sights on athletics. Marc worked hard to achieve success in hockey, football, boxing and professional wrestling. After reaching the pinnacle of sports entertainment as a WCW and WWE Wrestling Champion, Marc suffered enormous loss and learned that money and fame can’t buy happiness. “It’s NOT what’s in your pocket; it’s what’s in your HEART that truly matters!”
Tragedy to Triumph
The tragic loss of more than 30 of Marc Mero’s close friends and family members – largely due to lifestyle choices and negative behaviors – spurred Marc into action. He wanted people to be aware of the consequences of their choices. “It only takes using drugs one time to kill you – then your family and friends have to suffer and live with the pain of your choice everyday!” Marc is determined to keep students off of the “death list” he speaks of during his presentation – helping young people realize that life is precious and relationships should be cherished.
A Selfless Champion
Today, Marc Mero selflessly gives of his time and talent to impact young lives with amazing results. Through the nonprofit organization he founded in 2007 called Champion of Choices, this self-proclaimed “Happiest Person on the Planet” shares his powerful story of tragedy and triumph, speaking candidly about where his good and bad choices took him. His anti-bullying, substance abuse, and suicide prevention message reaches students at a heart-level during a dynamic stage production. Lives are saved and changed by his honest portrayal and courage to stand up, step up, and speak up. Thousands of young people credit Marc Mero with giving them hope, inspiring them to live healthy, successful lives by empowering them to make positive choices.
A Passion to Save Lives
Marc Mero’s commitment to improving the lives of children and teens is unparalleled. It’s not a job – it’s his “passion.” He works countless hours to respond to students who need words of encouragement, and connects suicidal and depressed youth (many who are cutting themselves) with school counselors. Most of these students would otherwise hold in their hurt and pain. Marc is their “Hero and Champion!”
There are two types of people in this world: Those who say that something needs to be done, and those who say they will do something. Marc Mero is a doer. Marc speaks from the heart when he says: “I’m dedicating the rest of my life to helping young people know that there’s hope in this world. Anyone can achieve their goals and dreams if they choose to BELIEVE!
“At the end of your life… it’s not how much money you have in the bank or what kind of car you drove or house you lived in; it’s about how much you give and how much of a positive impact you make on another person’s life.”
You can help us make a difference in your school and community by scheduling a Champion of Choices production today!
Positive choices are the key to the healthy development of America's youth and lay the foundation to strengthen families and society. The goal of the Champion of Choices School Program is to provide a motivational learning experience for youth that builds positive life skills, improves school cultures, and strengthens family relationships.
The mission of Champion of Choices, Inc. is to empower students to make healthy and positive choices that lead to lifelong success, initiating personal and social change to make a difference in themselves and their communities.
One of the biggest challenges I face daily is bullying. Many of the “bullies” have no idea of how much harm they cause in the lives of their victims. Marc’s presentation really packs a punch in regards to stopping bullying. The impact with our students was felt immediately. It was like a burden was lifted off of their shoulders and they were ready to get on with their lives, and together, put a stop to bullying. The presentation touches all students and staff, and takes them on a roller coaster ride of emotions, through the highs and lows of Marc’s life and career. Kudos to Marc and his staff for touching the lives of 400 students, this was the most valuable presentation ever presented to our school!
Marc, I was in your presentation today at my High School. I was sitting in the back, by myself & I was going to go home, and take my own life, then I saw your program... I thought about my mom. How much she loves me. I thought about your story, and why God still has me here. I bawled my eyes out in the bathroom, and realized I'm here for a reason. YOU made me realize that, you saved my life.. You came on the perfect day, right when i'd had enough. Thank you.
High School Student - New York
I was truly moved by your whole presentation, but what really stood out to me was all the death in your life, and also the teen suicides that you have come across. I have contemplated suicide before, but I always come to the conclusion that I deserve to live to be married and have children, and that it wouldn't be fair to hurt my loved ones like that. But something about your presentation really made me think more seriously about the whole subject. After learning about all you've been through, it's showed me that someone who's seen quite darker times than myself can pull through it, and that I should be able to as well. I've been truly inspired by you.
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