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Tom Thelen    

Founder of the Victimproof Bullying Prevention Program & Youth Motivational Speaker

Speaker Tom Thelen is the Founder of the Victimproof Bullying Prevention Program. As one of America’s top youth motivational speakers, he has spoken at over 500 schools, colleges, and youth organizations. His message helps schools create a positive culture and shows students how to be the change. Tom has been featured on FOX, CBS, PBS, The National Association of Student Councils, The National Honor Society, as well as Student Conferences for 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, and YMCA.

In 2005, Tom completed his bachelor’s degree and began working at a non-profit youth organization where he honed his skills as a youth speaker and began writing his first book, Teen Leadership Revolution. Since the publishing of his second book, Victimproof, he has become a leading voice in preventing bullying and creating a positive school climate.

Tom’s anti-bullying school assembly program takes students on a journey through his own life story – a normal “face in the crowd” kid who never struggled with drugs or alcohol, but instead lived with a victim mindset. Thankfully one teacher stepped in and helped him break free from the bullying cycle. Today, Tom travels America showing students how to stand up to bullying and how to “Be The Change” on their campus. His live event comes with the 30-part Victimproof video curriculum and the accompanying teachers' guide which serves as a 12-month follow-up program. Victimproof is a social-emotional learning program for upper elementary through high school students. The program helps students take responsibility for their choices and create a positive culture at their school.

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