"Houston has mastered a full circle conclusion better than most authors!"

 I can't speak highly enough of Houston and his impact at our school. In debriefing his visit with my students, they were impacted on so many levels. Not only was his narrative well put together and well thought out (Houston has mastered a full circle conclusion better than most authors!), the message was something they could relate to and take into their lives outside of school as well. Afterwards, Houston took time to meet with students who cried and opened up about how kindness has affected them. My leadership students are eager to carry his message - to live it and help others live it as well. Thank you so much for this visit and this message!

Crystal Stengele - Kamiak High School, WA

"Houston was outstanding in his address to our school community and he was "spot on" when he spoke to our junior and senior classes!"

August 30th was one of the best days I have ever spent at Bellarmine Prep! (And I have spent a few hundred!) Houston was outstanding in his address to our school community and he was "spot on" when he spoke to our junior and senior classes! We can't wait to have him back again to our school community! The students were so grateful as well! It was just a wonderful day for all of us!

Cari Harrison - Bellarmine Preparatory School, WA

"Houston provided an impactful message on kindness which our students were able to relate to."

Houston provided an impactful message on kindness which our students were able to relate to. He was able to bring real life experiences that the students were able to relate to and provide the foundation for these students to do more. Many of the 9th graders, non leadership students, have expressed that they wanted to continue to bring to light the difference of being nice and being kind. Also we have several staff and students express that they want to be that student who got up and danced---not be afraid to stand up and make a difference on our campus.

Leslie Phillips - Rowland High School

"I have received numerous texts from youth & parents of youth who have thanked us for having Houston share his powerful, inspirational, & deeply personal message of Kindness & love."

This is the 2nd year we have had Houston join us for the Jake Anderson Leadership Symposium, & I didn't think it was possible, but it was better than the first! I have received numerous texts from youth & parents of youth who have thanked us for having Houston share his powerful, inspirational, & deeply personal message of Kindness & love. We look forward to building upon this message next year, incorporating a parent/community coffee, &/or some of the meaningful curriculum Houston's developed into our broader system! Thank you!

Kristi Anderson - Orono High School, MN

"He was a huge hit among the students and the staff members!"

Houston was everything and more we wanted in a Kindness Week speaker! He effectively discussed the importance of kindness with humor, honesty, and relevant examples, and he kept the students engaged throughout the whole assembly. He was a huge hit among the students and the staff members! His small group workshop was also super effective, and students continued to be moved by his examples. Houston was incredible and I could not speak more highly of him!

Ann Codiga - Scotts Valley High School, CA - Advisor

"Every single person was able to relate to his message."

This message was sent to my secretary from a parent: "Hey Tina, just wanted to give a shout out. I heard today's speaker was awesome. Not sure how he ended up speaking at China, but Mackenzie gave him rave reviews!!" I only heard positive comments from staff and students continually since our assembly. We would like to continue on this journey of promoting a culture of kindness in our building and will be discussing purchasing one of the programs for advisory or leadership. Houston's message is so powerful. Every single person was able to relate to his message.

Lois Bowden - China Middle School, ME - Principal