Jim Harris uses radio controlled airplanes and helicopters to entertain the students and then brings the excitement and fun to them by giving “flight lessons.” After the demonstrations end, the program really begins. Jim uses impactful illustrations from flying to teach students the importance of making wise decisions. His own personal story of drug addition and how it landed him in prison definitely catches their attention.
Jack Baker is a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama where he earned All-SEC Academic and Honorable Mention All-American Honors. After college, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and played professional baseball for 8 seasons. Jack challenges students with his personal story of faith, commitment and perseverance. His story is encouraging to those who might want to give up.
Jerrilyn Johnson is a graduate of Clemson University in SC. She has a very complex career in finance. She did not get here in the normal manner. You see, Jerrilyn was sexually abused as a very young child. She was then violently and repeatedly raped in her home at the tender age of 12. These vicious attacks drove her out of her home at an early age and onto the streets where she quickly became addicted to drugs. Jerrilyn maintained a serious habit which included intravenous use of cocaine and more. Her life became so horrible that she had a “suicide shot” drawn up and was ready to kill herself. At that point she cried out to God to save her if He was real. He did and changed the course of her life. He chose an interesting way to get her out of trouble. She shares these details and more in her presentations.
Paul Wrenn began his unusual career in the early seventies, using weight lifting and amazing feats of strength. He is a 24 time National Power Lifting Champion, 12 time World Open and Masters Power Lifting Champion and holds several other prestigious Power Lifting titles. He has spoken in hundreds of prisons, jails and schools all over the world. Paul encourages students to excel in academics, say no to drugs, and choose their friends carefully. He has been a favorite in school assemblies for many years.