SPEAKING PROGRAM TOPICS:
Unguarded: A Conversation with Chris Herren
Presentation Time: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
Designed for school presentations, this 75 minute assembly will start with a film presentation highlighting Herren’s basketball career and journey to sobriety. Upon conclusion of the film, Chris will take the microphone and share experiences that have impacted his life as a teenager, athlete and speaker. He will touch on such topics as drinking, smoking marijuana and vaping, pill use, peer pressure, bullying and cutting. To conclude the event he will field questions from the audience.
Rebound: The Chris Herren Story
Presentation Time: 1 Hour
In this very personal presentation, Chris will share his recovery journey in a brutally honest format with just a microphone. The event will start with a 5 minute film introducing Herren and showing highlights of his basketball career and his dream to play in the NBA which began to unravel by making a few bad decisions. From growing up in Fall River, MA to playing Division 1 basketball and in the NBA, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. Additionally, he will relate his story to the audience addressing themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug use, vaping and his recommendations on how to change how we look at the disease of addiction from the Last Day to the First Day. To conclude the event Chris will field questions from the audience.
After securing your presentation, The Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren team will send you the Introductory and/or Workshop DVD in addition to a toolkit to assist you in preparing for the presentation. The Herren Project, Chris Herren’s 501c3 nonprofit organization, developed the comprehensive toolkit for your review and utilization. The intent of the toolkit is to assist the community in preparing for the presentation content as well as the student response, providing suggested resources for classroom follow-up and student disclosure.
Student resource cards will be made available to the schools to distribute to any students who may wish to contact our team of licensed professionals with questions or access resources on the presentation topics. Any high-risk communication or questions are flagged and referred back to the school for follow up.
For more information or check availability and request speaker stipend information, please make a Speaker Inquiry.