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"You are the kid's favorite guest. You have just the right mixture of message and entertainment and your involvement of the audience is wonderful."

★★★★★

Beth Phelps - Principal - Roosevelt Middle School - Newark, OH

 

"I have taught for 21 years and have seen dozens of motivational speakers. You were by far the best!!!

★★★★★

Robin Phares - Edgewood Middle School - Hamilton, OH

 

"Thank you for a fabulous assembly on May 4th! Middle schoolers can be a challenging crowd to impress, and yet you did so! Your wit, wisdom and message were well received among students and staff. I'm a huge fan!"

★★★★★

Kari Diaz - Counselor - Almont Middle School - Almont, MI

 

"Your presentation has once again left us in awe. The way you weave entertainment and education together is the mark of a master teacher. You teach valuable life lessons in such a fun way the students hardly know they're learning.  We will all take away many important values from today's assembly including but not limited to: Do the right thing, learn from your mistakes and you are in control of your own effort."

★★★★★

Lisa Fenchel - Principal - Meadows Elementary - Novi, MI

 

"89% of our 6th graders improved 5 points of more, while 84% of the 7th grade improved 5 points or more. 98% of the 6th grade improved by at least one point, and 100% of the 7th grade improved by at least one point! Thank you for the 'piece of cake' idea."

★★★★★

Mrs. Kockell - Covington Middle School - Covington, IN

 

"You are an inspiration to us all; your message is of hope and the possibilities that each of us can reach our goals with hard work and determination."

★★★★★

Bob Egelkraut - Student Support Specialist - Lamora Park School - Battle Creek, MI

 

"In my 20 years of being an elementary principal, I have never offered to write a letter of recommendation for an assembly...However, that was before Jim "Basketball" Jones visited our school.  I can only echo what several told me: 'That was the best assembly we have every had.'"

★★★★★

George Dean - Principal - Wooster City Schools - Wooster, OH

 

"He's funny, he entertains, and through that entertainment, he brings a strong message for everybody."

★★★★★

John Brzozowski - Principal - Parknoll Elementary -  Berea, OH

 

"If you are considering having someone come to your school, he is must...He is awesome, fun, and the kids were fully engaged the whole time. Our teachers were laughing but more importantly the message and his words were inspirational and moving. I can't wait to have him next year!!"

★★★★★

Jamie Perry - Guidance Counselor - Walnut Creek Elementary - Columbus, OH

 

"We have had Jim visit our school for 10 years in a row; he never fails to excite the students, staff and parents.  One great message for all ages and groups! Jim will be back again next year; the kids just love his energy and comedy."

★★★★★

Bob Newvine, Ojibwa Elementary - P.E. Teacher - Macomb, MI

 

"As of first year principal, I asked all of my teachers to list three things they liked about last year and Jim "Basketball" Jones was mentioned on every one of our teacher's list. He will make your list as well.

★★★★★

Jeff Williams - Principal - Baltic Elementary - Sugarcreek, OH

 

"We were thrilled to have Jim "Basketball" Jones at our school today.  What a high impact, powerful message for the kids.  We will never forget his meaning of perseverance and positive kindness!"

★★★★★

Michelle Allen - Principal - E.P. Clarke Elementary - St. Joseph, MI

 

"HOW FUN WAS THAT!! Thank you Jim "Basketball" Jones! We love you here at Mason Leadership School!"

★★★★★

Renee Brown - Principal - Mason Leadership School - Canton, OH

 

"This was an amazing assembly. Over 500 kids stayed completely engaged in the entire assembly. Jim was funny, charismatic, and entertaining! He is a genuinely talented speaker for both adults and children. He put everyone in a great mood for the rest of the day! Best. Assembly. Ever."

★★★★★

Melissa Joy

 

"We saw Mr Jones at a basketball tournament in Gatlinburg, TN this evening. Absolutely wonderful show with great messages for the kids and adults alike. We saw Mr Jones later in the evening downtown and he was kind enough to speak with the girls, it made their week! Thank you again!"

★★★★★

Christopher Sherbourne

 

"It was the best assembly I have seen in 30 years as an educator. No matter where you are in implementing PBIS with your staff and students, Basketball Jones will add tremendous value to your school program."

★★★★★

Diane Jackson Longstreth

 

"Man what an experience! Jim is not only talented but truly a blessing. His words are encouraging and uplifting! Thank you North Webster Elementary School for an awesome family night!!"

★★★★★

Jamison Corn

 

"Our school had an assembly with Jim "Basketball" Jones today and it was the most engaging and inspiring assembly we have had all year! The fun and inviting atmosphere Jim created motivated the students AND the Teachers to join in! Along with the fun, Jim brought an important message to share kindness with others and to be the best you can be! Talk with your administrators and get this assembly at your school too! It was absolutely outstanding!"

★★★★★

Kendra Ely

 

"My 7 Habits Leader In Me school hosted Jim Basketball Jones in a motivational, fun assembly about the importance of perseverance. We have hosted him many times throughout the years and have always loved his enthusiastic message. He catered to our 7 Habits initiative and added a personal, relevant experience to this presentation. As a parent and a teacher, I couldn't adore this message any more. Every school should have the awesome experience of the kindness and respect he spreads. It is truly contagious."

★★★★★

Anne Marie

 

"What an amazing speaker! I am a teacher at St. Marys Middle School and had the privilege of witnessing Jim "Basketball" Jones in action. Not only is he talented, but he has a POWERFUL message to give the students (even the teachers!). The kids were involved and excited to participate. After he spoke to all of us, I asked my students what they learned. They were so excited to report back what they learned and that, in itself, is a huge accomplishment. There was a lot of audience participation and everyone left our gym what a great attitude. He made himself very relatable to all the students, but he has an amazing story himself. What an inspiration! Amazing job!"

★★★★★

Krissy Frye

 

"I was privileged to be a guest teacher in a school district in Michigan who hosted Basketball Jones yesterday. It was the most uplifting program and the students were engaged and excited, as were the teachers! Jim's messages were clear, and effective and reached every one there. (I enjoyed watching him use Whole Brain teaching techniques!)"

"Kids LOVED the music, and great messages about respect, kindness, believing in one's self!" 

"Amazing ending....yes, kids asked me if I was crying! You are truly an inspiration to all."

★★★★★

Sue Goss Allshouse

 

"I cannot put into words how inspiring Basketball Jones has been for my third grade students, as well as myself! I have never met a person whom so easily makes such genuine connections with people through their sincere, energetic, passion for character education! That's Basketball Jones!"

★★★★★

Veronica Greenlaw

 

"I was lucky enough to see Jim perform at our school today. He was excellent! His show was engaging, encouraging, fun and educational. He was able to tie in our leadership program with his act. There were lessons learned while lots of fun was had by all!! I would highly recommend Jim "Basketbal" Jones for every school!!!"

★★★★★

Jennifer Cashin

 

"Amazing! Beautiful message, student involvement was outstanding. I was moved to tears by my students reactions and by what they took away. Thank you for sharing with us at Stinson Elementary!"

★★★★★

Tonya Downer Gatewood

 

"Absolutely the best assembly we have ever had! The children were engaged and motivated by him!!! Thank you!!!"

★★★★★

Nicole Roesel

 

"Attended an assembly at my client's school, it was awesome and awe inspiring! Every child left feeling great!"

★★★★★

Summer Winston

 

"THE Best Assembly EVER! I have seen him 3 times. He's always an inspiration and has a great message for us all. Thank you Jim "Basketball" Jones for bring laughter, smiles, and fun!!!"

★★★★★

Lesley Struyk

 

"This man makes me tear up because he shares the values I want my learners to internalize - kindness, respect for self, respect for others, and self esteem skills! These are LIFE SKILLS!"

★★★★★

Laura Laturi Sulkowski

 

"Great show. Great words. Great man talking and walking the path of Christ displaying and teaching kids how to be a role model."

★★★★★

Mickey Reid

 

"Yesterday's assembly at Ridgewood was AWESOME! Made me smile and even brought a tear to my eye as every student was engaged and included in the presentation."

★★★★★

Leslie Callahan

 

"Absolutely the best assembly I've ever attended!"

★★★★★

Joyce Pushpak

 

"Really enjoyed the program today at Frankton Elementary! Loved Jim's message, enthusiasm and ability to involve kids and staff into his program! Loved it all!!"

★★★★★

Beth Hartley

 

"One of the best motivating assemblies! I always look forward to it!" 

★★★★★

Anne Blaszcak