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Kathryn Cloward Empowers & Inspires Students

Kathryn the Grape assemblies


Empowering Students With Personal Responsibility, Accountability & Creativity

The Ripple Effect Assemblies

Every moment of every day we make choices. From the moment we get up in the morning until the moment we fall asleep, our day is filled with choice point moments.

Each choice we make has a ripple effect. It is up to us to choose what our ripple effect is. We are responsible for the thoughts we think, the words we say, and the things we do.

In this educational and inspirational assembly, Kathryn the Grape's Kathryn Cloward will empower students with personal responsibility and accountability for the choices they make. Just like the lessons taught in her third book, Kathryn the Grape's Piece of Love, Kathryn will challenge students to choose to ripple loving kindness, acceptance, and compassion into the world. With this unique author visit, Kathryn weaves into her presentation a wonderful balance of educationally rich content about the creating, writing, and publishing process, while also igniting students with inspiration to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.

If you are looking for an engaging, motivating, and inspirational guest speaker to help your students understand the impact that their choices have on their lives and everyone around them, WHAT’S YOUR RIPPLE EFFECT? is the perfect choice!

By attending this assembly, students will:

• Be empowered with understanding how their thoughts, words, and actions have a ripple effect.
• Understand the impact of their choices on their own life, and others they encounter.
• Be inspired to do their best in school and in life.
• Be inspired to share their own unique creativity.
• Learn about how they have a piece to contribute to helping others and our planet.
• Walk away from the assembly with a RIPPLE EFFECT daily challenge!

The Nuts & Bolts of Kathryn Cloward's Assemblies:

Kathryn visits a lot of schools and customizes her presentations to be grade appropriate. While she shares about the creating, writing, and publishing process, Kathryn does a lot of motivational and inspirational speaking with the students. Kathryn also always tie in the "character counts" traits each school focuses on.

Kathryn offers school assemblies in two options. One option is "free" and one option is fee-based, as follows:

Free Author Visit
In exchange of Kathryn waiving her school visit speaker fee, your school agrees to offer the Kathryn the Grape books and music for pre-sale to your student body. These items are offered to your students at a discounted retail price. Someone on the PTA, PTO, or staff facilitates the distribution of Kathryn's pre-visit announcement flyers, which include an order form for autographed hardcover books and music CDs (flyers can be emailed, too). Your school's event coordinator will also facilitate the collection of order forms and money from parents prior to Kathryn's visit. Books and music CDs are distributed to teachers immediately after Kathryn's assemblies, and students go home with their author signed books and/or music CD that day. Students always love that part! This option is Kathryn's favorite as her heart is to have the messages of Kathryn the Grape in the hands and hearts of as many children and families as possible. There is no minimum pre-order amount for this option. Kathryn trusts that schools booking this option will be accountable and helpful in making sure her flyers get out to parents about her visit in a timely manner.

Fee-based Author Visit
For a school that does not desire to offer books and music CDs to students prior to Kathryn's visit, her school visit assembly fee is $500, which includes up to two 45-minute assemblies.

Naturally, Kathryn delivers the same level of enthusiasm and inspiration with both options. She also donates books to your school library and has special giveaways for teachers and students.

FOR PRESCHOOLS ~ Yes, Kathryn visits preschools! The program she offers to preschool-aged children is modified to be age appropriate, and includes a lot of singing and movement, storytime, and a book signing. Pre-schools usually book Kathryn for the "free" option as the Kathryn the Grape music and stories are something most families really want.

For more information and to book Kathryn for an assembly, contact her directly at:

The Ripple Effect piece

"Kathryn brought literature to life for all of our students K-5. Students were engaged with her story and message. When the assembly was over our students were not ready to say goodbye to "Kathryn the Grape." This inspiring author visit is a must for every school."
~ Julie Bankes, (former) Principal, Loma Elementary School, Spring Valley, CA

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