A Message from Justin

When the drug crisis hit home

Jeffrey Veatch, The Fund’s Founder and father of Justin Veatch, is available to present a 40-minute multi-media presentation that tells Justin’s story. The talk is appropriate for all ages but particularly relevant to 13 to 16 year olds and their parents.  Mr. Veatch discusses what happened to Justin and how young people can take better care of themselves.  In addition, he offers advice on how facing adversity can be used as a tool for the good of all.  The fee for Mr. Veatch’s appearances, less his expenses, go entirely to The Justin Veatch Fund for its programs and funding scholarships. For booking and more information contact gina@theteensage.com or phone (203) 262-8627.  www.theteensage.com.

What People are Saying:

“…your style was so believable, and, as a parent, I felt so connected. Using pictures from Justin’s life, especially the DARE card and pledge touched me greatly. When students sign that pledge in the elementary grades, they truly mean it; but, so many times something happens that take them away from their true dreams. I left your talk feeling that your family’s story could be the story of any of our families. I also tend to watch students’ eyes, and theirs were riveted on you. You never got “preachy” nor tried to scare the kids; you just told your story. Despite all of the sadness, you left me with a message of hope, and the work you do in Justin’s memory is so meaningful. Thank you for having the courage to share Justin’s story.”

William J. Belluzzi
Superintendent of Schools
Montvale, NJ Public Schools

“Your Presentation was so powerful and heart warming and the students loved you.  Your soothing voice and non-judgemental approach are what our young people respond to best.  You have a gift and I hope you continue to do this amazing work for our children and our communities!”

Stefanie Carbone,
Student Assistance Counselor,
The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY

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