Testimonials

Matt Bennett is an outstanding option for future school convocations. Matt presented to approximately 2000 students at Zionsville Community High School and did an amazing job of connecting deeply with our student population. Matt’s personal story was very moving and engaging for our students and our students left the convocation with an enhanced sense of personal dignity and self-worth. Matt’s presentation style was very effective with our students and I highly recommend you consider him if you are looking for a speaker to help with the social-emotional development of your students.
Greg Hall
Assistant Principal Zionsville Community High School
While our main focus as a school is on academics, we know that we cannot help our students to achieve educationally until we recognize the trauma that many of them have experienced. Matt's presentation acknowledged the many difficulties our students may have experienced in their young lives, showed them that they were not alone, challenged them all to be kind to one another to make a difference, and provided them with a model to illustrate that, through hard work and education, they can overcome a myriad of adversity and live their dreams. Powerful stuff, indeed! I appreciate the sensitivity and compassion that he showed to our students, and today many of them were still talking about his visit. You clearly made an impression!
Joann K. Bonnville, Ed.D.
Director of Middle Level Curriculum and Instruction Phillipsburg School District
Matt Bennett recently spoke to more than 200 students and 60+ adults and the JAG-K Leadership Development Conference. I've never seen a speaker connect to an entire auditorium of people like Matt did. He truly connected with our students and reached their hearts with his presence and his message! I would highly recommend Matt Bennett!
Beverly Mortimer
Sr. Vice President of Programming at Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas
I just want you to know i will never forget your speech and you’re my hero now. I have never had a true hero that i could say i know i can make it because this person did. But you’re my hero and for you to experience a lot of the same stuff as I did and for you to come out of it has inspired me.
Student
Your speech/story today was amazing! It really touched my heart. I hope you continue to do what you do & stay strong & push forward! You made me forever great full for the people I have today because, you never know when they could be gone!
Student

Just heard the best motivational speaker ever at our school assembly! You could hear a pin drop or in our case the few students who dropped their phones. He kept the middle school and high school students attention with out even trying. Teachers and students were crying and a lot of hearts were touched today. Kids lined up to talk to him and hug and cry with him after he was through. It was definitely an eye opener for many. He spoke for about an hour and half and kept their attention. It was amazing!

  -Brandy Baucom 
Teacher
I just wanted to write you to thank you for speaking at our school. I really appreciate everything u did for us in that short amount of time. U changed many lives on this day and hopefully, people know they not alone in this we all in it together.
Student
I loved your speech it really spoke to me made me cry I could relate to a lot that u been through I'm only 16 and feel the pain but u inspired me if u made it this far then ik some day I will too.
Student