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For Students to Thrive & Excel They Need a Learning Environment That is Safe, Accepting, and Inclusive
For Students to Thrive & Excel They Need a Learning Environment That is Safe, Accepting, and Inclusive

Celebrating Differences Assembly Program supports your community in becoming a safe and inclusive learning environment where students can excel and soar on the wings of success!

Give Them a Leg-Up in Life

The earlier children learn to “Celebrate Differences” the more naturally they develop fundamental habits of respect, kindness, inclusion, and confidence— all priceless skills which will assist them throughout their lives.

Celebrating Differences Assembly Program supports your community in becoming a safe and inclusive learning environment where students can excel and soar on the wings of success!

Give Them a Leg-Up in Life

The earlier children learn to “Celebrate Differences” the more naturally they develop fundamental habits of respect, kindness, inclusion, and confidence— all priceless skills which will assist them throughout their lives.

Students Learn to:

  • Honor Differences in Others
  • Communicate with Kindness
  • Include Others
  • Believe in Themselves
Peggy with Mic Stand
Using captivating stories of her life as a little person, student interaction, a slideshow and humor, the “tiny speaker” delivers a HUGE message in 3 main points:
  • We’re all different AND the same
  • It’s not cool to be cruel
  • All humans are precious, especially you!
“I highly recommend this assembly to any school looking to help its young students better understand all aspects of diversity and kindness.” – Lois Levy, Assist. Headmaster Center for Early Education
Peggy with Mic Stand
Students Learn to:
  • Honor Differences in Others
  • Communicate with Kindness
  • Include Others
  • Believe in Themselves
Using captivating stories of her life as a little person, student interaction, a slideshow and humor, the “tiny speaker” delivers a HUGE message in 3 main points:
  • We’re all different AND the same
  • It’s not cool to be cruel
  • All humans are precious, especially you!
“I highly recommend this assembly to any school looking to help its young students better understand all aspects of diversity and kindness.” – Lois Levy, Assist. Headmaster Center for Early Education

Children Leave the Program with:

  • Increased awareness of the impact of their words, gestures, and actions
  • Tools to be more respectful and inclusive of others
  • A higher sense of self-regard
Peggy connecting with a student

Children Leave the Program with:

  • Increased awareness of the impact of their words, gestures, and actions
  • Tools to be more respectful and inclusive of others
  • A higher sense of self-regard
Peggy connecting with a student

Meet Peggy

Peggy & Chelsea
Peggy knows all too well the experience of being bullied. As a little person, standing 3 feet 8 inches, she has wrestled with, and overcome a multitude of challenges. During her 20+ years as a professional speaker, Peggy has inspired over 100,000 young students across the US to honor differences in others and celebrate their own uniqueness.
She wittingly supports schools in cultivating an environment of greater inclusion and kindness, so students can feel safe, and excel.
In addition, Peggy has shared her diversity and empowerment expertise as a certified psychotherapist, award-winning author, diversity trainer, and inspirational speaker with organizations including US West, Chase Bank, Boeing, Texaco, FEMA, and many others. Peggy celebrates her daily life in Ojai, California, near Santa Barbara.

Meet Peggy

Peggy & Chelsea
Peggy knows all too well the experience of being bullied. As a little person, standing 3 feet 8 inches, she has wrestled with, and overcome a multitude of challenges. During her 20+ years as a professional speaker, Peggy has inspired over 100,000 young students across the US to honor differences in others and celebrate their own uniqueness.
She wittingly supports schools in cultivating an environment of greater inclusion and kindness, so students can feel safe, and excel.
In addition, Peggy has shared her diversity and empowerment expertise as a certified psychotherapist, award-winning author, diversity trainer, and inspirational speaker with organizations including US West, Chase Bank, Boeing, Texaco, FEMA, and many others. Peggy celebrates her daily life in Ojai, California, near Santa Barbara.

What Students Say:

What Educators Say:

“Peggy, you helped me understand about differences. Now, I can feel good about myself. Thanks!” – Vital, Grade 4
“I learned that every single person is precious in his or her own way. It was the best presentation I’ve seen all year.”
– Jamie, Grade 8
“Your presentation made me remember how it feels to be made fun of and reminds me to be kind to others.”
– Jennifer, Grade 3
“You taught me a lot of lessons, reminded me of everything that people shouldn’t turn their back on, and to always stand up for myself. Thank you.”
– Sarah, Grade 7
“I thought Peggy was by far the best assembly we’ve had in a very long time!” – Leslie Tomasini, Teacher of 34 years
“Peggy was incredible! Such a touching message and so invaluable for all our students and for ME!” – Hilie Lewis Hill, Program Director Chula Vista School
“We as teachers give this message all the time – but from you it was more meaningful.” – Sue Coilard, Coal Creek Elementary

“I liked Peggy’s sincerity, strong message, clear presentation, essential topics and solid slide show.” – Matt Irman, Ojai Valley School

“Peggy, you were very effective. I wish you could share this with all schools. We all need it. You’re truly an inspiration.” – Julie Pulliam, Birch Elementary

What Students Say:

“Peggy, you helped me understand about differences. Now, I can feel good about myself. Thanks!” – Vital, Grade 4
“I learned that every single person is precious in his or her own way. It was the best presentation I’ve seen all year.” – Jamie, Grade 8
“Your presentation made me remember how it feels to be made fun of and reminds me to be kind to others.”– Jennifer, Grade 3
“You taught me a lot of lessons, reminded me of everything that people shouldn’t turn their back on, and to always stand up for myself. Thank you.” – Sarah, Grade 7

What Educators Say:

“I thought Peggy was by far the best assembly we’ve had in a very long time!” – Leslie Tomasini, Teacher of 34 years
“Peggy was incredible! Such a touching message and so invaluable for all our students and for ME!” – Hilie Lewis Hill, Program Director Chula Vista School
“We as teachers give this message all the time – but from you it was more meaningful.” – Sue Coilard, Coal Creek Elementary

“I liked Peggy’s sincerity, strong message, clear presentation, essential topics and solid slide show.”
– Matt Irman, Ojai Valley School

“Peggy, you were very effective. I wish you could share this with all schools. We all need it. You’re truly an inspiration.” – Julie Pulliam, Birch Elementary
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Contact us today to schedule your school assembly date!
Join our Mailing List for Educators!
Assembly schedule already full for this semester? Join Peggy’s email list and get reminders about Peggy’s upcoming programs, books, interviews and other related content to help you & your school thrive!

“You can be small or tall. It’s an inner decision. This book will help you escape the prison of being small, reclaim your power and be HUGE inside!” – Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Author Chicken Soup for the Soul

“This beautiful book coaches our children to find their own inner beauty and to celebrate their uniqueness. Bullying no longer has to be part of growing up. When children learn compassion and mutual respect, they will change our world.” – ForeWord Magazine, Finalist Children’s Book of the Year, 2001

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“You can be small or tall. It’s an inner decision. This book will help you escape the prison of being small, reclaim your power and be HUGE inside!” – Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Author Chicken Soup for the Soul
“This beautiful book coaches our children to find their own inner beauty and to celebrate their uniqueness. Bullying no longer has to be part of growing up. When children learn compassion and mutual respect, they will change our world.” – ForeWord Magazine, Finalist Children’s Book of the Year, 2001