Kathryn the Grape
Kathryn the Grape assemblies


Kathryn Cloward Empowers Students with Personal Accountability and Inspires Creativity

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.
• Receive and affirm an important anti-bullying message.
• 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!

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.

To book the Kathryn for an assembly at your school, click here.

What People are Saying:

"Kathryn the Grape came to our school and what an amazing experience it was! She conducted two assemblies for the entire student body, and every grade level was engaged with her positive and empowering message. Kathryn Cloward had the students and teachers participate in her assembly, and she even had everyone dancing and singing with her. It was quite a sight to see! Kathryn's message touched on every key point we could have hoped for, including important real life stories about bullying and being responsible for our own choices. Kathryn was a bright, energetic and motivational speaker who was able to connect with students and teachers alike. Kathryn is definitely someone you want your students to know."
—Christina Hessom, PTA liaison at Benchley Weinberger Elementary School

"Our school enjoyed the Kathryn the Grape assembly. It was not only engaging, but the message of treating others fairly and with respect was perfect. Students also enjoyed hearing and learning about how they too can become an author and illustrator some day. Kathryn did a great job, and the students were singing 'shine shine shine' all afternoon."
—Kelley Rabasco, Principal at La Mesa Dale Elementary School

"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 at Loma Elementary School

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