GASD to present motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs Nov. 22-23

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GASD presents motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs

The Greater Amsterdam School District is pleased to present Reggie Dabbs, one of the premiere motivational speakers for children and adults alike.

Dabbs will be in our schools speaking to GASD students and staff on Monday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 23. He will also complete his tour with a free evening presentation for GASD families on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m., in the Amsterdam High School auditorium. Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, this in-person performance will be limited to the first 250 attendees. All attendees must wear a mask to enter the auditorium. The performance will also be live-steamed for off-site viewers on the GASD YouTube channel at the link below:

Meet Reggie Dabbs

Reggie Dabbs has overcome many challenges and obstacles in his life and he loves to talk about it and share his personal experiences with young people. After graduating from college, Reggie began his public speaking. During one speaking engagement, his host asked if he would be interested in addressing a high school assembly. From that small beginning in 1987, Reggie has become a popular public school speaker.

From being a “problem” to an unwed teenager, Reggie is fast becoming one of the most in-demand speakers who helps teenagers meet their problems head-on and overcome them.

When addressing a school assembly, Reggie talks to the kids in a humorous style about choices each of them has when faced with drugs, alcohol, suicide, etc. Reggie gets in kids faces and tells them that he never smoked a cigarette, never did drugs, never drank alcohol, because he chose not to. He assures them that they can make the same kinds of choices. He also combines saxophone music into her performances.

Reggie talks to kids about family and how thankful they should be that they have families. He talks to them about dating relationships but most of all, Reggie drives home the fact that “You can never change your past, but you can change your future!”