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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.
• 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 will happily donate her time to visiting your elementary school in exchange of your school agreeing to offer the Kathryn the Grape books and music for pre-sale to your student body. These self-esteem building 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 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 after Kathryn's assemblies, and in most cases students go home with their author signed books and/or music CD that day. Students always love that part! Since Kathryn's desire is to have the messages of Kathryn the Grape in the hands and hearts of as many children and families as possible, she loves to offer school visits this way.

Kathryn loves to visit 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.

If your school would like to book Kathryn for a visit but would not like to offer the Kathryn the Grape products for sale, you can hire Kathryn at her special discounted school visit speaker rate.

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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