Jeff Veley

Last October World Peace Ambassador and international speaker, Jeff Veley, was making his way to speak at Sunburst Schools when a snowstorm in the area and throughout Montana kept him from being able to get a flight into the state. Sunburst School counselor, Michele Goyette, is excited to share that Veley will be coming to speak on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

“We are excited to have him in our area,” said Goyette. “We invite everyone to come to a complimentary, hot supper and listen to world renowned speaker, Jeff Veley. This is an opportunity for our community to play an important role in creating a safer, friendlier place to live and raise families. Everyone’s participation is vital to making this dream a reality.”

Veley will be speaking on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the NTCHS auditorium. Dinner, which includes pulled pork sandwiches, chips, bottled water, coffee and dessert, will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Free child care for children zero to eight-years-old will be provided at the Sunburst Methodist Church and children will be given supper there. As an added convenience, Kevin residents can ride a bus to Sunburst by going to the Kevin Senior Center. The buses will pick up families at 4:45 and 5:30 p.m.

“If you would like to join us, please call the schools at 937-2811 or 937-2816,” said Goyette. “If you could tell us if you need childcare and would like to join us for dinner, we will be better prepared for your arrival. Of course, if you want to come at 6:30 p.m. to listen to our guest, you are welcome to do that as well.”

Veley makes social and emotional learning fun. He’s a social misfit turned social skills educator and entertainer, specializing in resilience education for bullying prevention. His mission is to equip students with the social and emotional skills that empower them to face adversity, grow in resilience and solve their social problems.

Drawing from his experience in the mental health field, he teaches the “Peace Sign Approach,” a psychological approach to social aggression. To date, his message has reached over one million people. Through his practical strategies, students, parents and educators learn how to solve social problems quickly and easily.

Veley has led several prevention initiatives. He is the founder of the Campus Peace-Building Initiative, co-author of, “Golden Rule Ambassadors: Student-Led Lessons in Civility and Citizenship.” Also, he helped develop Squabbles, the conflict resolution system. Veley’s work has appeared on NBC, ABC, FOX and TV Chile. 

Veley and his message are the recipients of the Golden Rule International Award and the World Civility International Award for effectiveness in conflict resolution and bullying prevention. As a result, the United Nations officially recognizes Veley as a World Peace Ambassador in over 120 nations.

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