ABOUT JOEL

Joel's Positive Approach

Students are constantly bombarded with negative approaches to making the right choices, “Don’t do drugs. Don’t be a bully. Don’t mess up like I did.” They are often told what not to do, but rarely told what to do.

From his platform as a champion, Joel brings a POSITIVE MESSAGE to students that is both relevant and impactful. Combining humor and sincerity, Joel gives a REAL-LIFE EXAMPLE of the rewards that result from making right choices.

His stories of personal trials and subsequent triumphs are proof that ordinary people can accomplish great things by simply following through with their commitments.

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A Resume With Some Bling

Joel Penton is a graduate of The Ohio State University and played 5 years of football for the Buckeyes. He was a member of 3 Big Ten championship teams, a member of the National Championship team, and a 4-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

In his senior year, Joel received the prestigious Wuerffel Trophy, also known as the HUMANITARIAN HEISMAN. The Trophy is a national award that recognizes the one college football player in the entire country who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. After graduating from OSU, Joel turned down an opportunity to play in the NFL to begin a career in full-time speaking.

Since that time, Joel has quickly earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading youth motivational speakers. As one of the top school motivational speakers, Joel has shared his school assembly programs with nearly 1,000,000 students nationwide. He specializes in high school assemblies and middle school assemblies. For those looking at motivational speakers for high school students, click here to receive more info about Joel and his life-changing school assembly programs.

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Hilliard, OH 43026

Phone: 866.987.7719

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Stand your ground.  Don't back down.

What does it mean to stand your ground? People today are
constantly making commitments and breaking them.  Look at
divorce rates, credit card debts, New Years's resolutions... and
the list of unfulfilled promises goes on.  It it even possible to
keep our commitments?

Stand your ground,  Don't back down.

Joel Penton says, "Yes it is possible" - he knows from
experience.  Like most of your students, Joel was put into
situations in middle school and high school where it would
have been easy to compromise and break his commitments.
However, he chose to rise above the pressure and keep the
committments he made in school, in football, and in life.

Stand your ground.  Don't back down.

Joe will say that it takes character, it takes will, and the road
will be hard.  But his personal experience is proof that ordinary
people can accomplish great things by simply following through
with the commitments they have made.  Your students will be
inspired and reminded of the importance of not just making
committments, but also keep those commitments.

Don't back down.  Stand your ground.