Leaders, Principals, & Administrators

t1_rivers2“I’ve listened to him [Evert] a ton, and I still enjoy it today. I’m not a teen, but it speaks directly to me as well. You just hear how people’s hearts can be pure . . . and the whole way to go about it. He’s dead on to exactly what these kids are going through every day.”

– Philip Rivers (NFL Quarterback)

“I have been principal of RHS for twenty years, and this was the most effective assembly we have had during that time. You could have heard a pin drop during the hour-long program.”

– Principal, LA.

“Your presentation really turned many of the students around completely. I’ve had many students through writing and verbally tell me how this seminar changed their lives. So much, that there were a few break – ups that week, due to pressure about sex and other sexual activity.”

– Principal, MO

“Our 8th grade students went on a field trip to listen to Jason Evert speak. He was phenomenal. I was a little leery at first as to how this would be received, however, our students were totally engaged and rivited to his every word. Sometimes you see kids, especially middle and high school students that are doing other things instead of listening. This was not the case with Jason. He spoke fast and furious, no time for the kids to get bored or have their minds wonder or you might miss something. This speaker opened up much needed conversation between adults and students, so that they can really make informed choices, not just follow what everyone else is doing.”

– Principal, CA

“Jason spoke for an hour and a quarter and had a line stretching out the gym door to speak with him afterward. There wasn’t any finger wagging, but a calling on the natural desire to true love.”

– President, IL

 “The presentation you gave was the best presentation I have heard in 20 years of education. I can tell you as an administrator I was a little nervous having a speaker talk to our kids for over an hour on chastity. I heard you were a good speaker, but that didn’t help much the night before your talk. (ha) It was the most sincere and heartwarming talks I ever heard. You kept our students on the edge of their seats. Wow!”

– Assistant Principal, NE

“It really did make a difference. We had several sexually active girls in the senior class that said they were going to be resolved to be chaste from now on. All of the kids responded well.  Thanks for the program, It was excellent, just what we needed!”

– Principal

“I very enthusiastically endorse and wholeheartedly recommend to you Mr. Jason Evert and his presentation on chastity. Jason has a wonderful ability to present his material in a very frank and straightforward way, while also being respectful and reverent.”

– Asst. Principal, IL


“In 26 years of being at this school, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the kids give a standing ovation.”

– Teacher

“We received a call from a local OBGYN who said that her office has been literally bombarded with girls going in for examinations and testing. She said, ‘Whoever this speaker was–bring ’em back! It worked!’ We’ve seen a lot, lot of fruit!”

-– Teacher

“My teacher said that you were the first speaker that every teacher in the school agreed upon. There’s usually at least one teacher who doesn’t like the speakers, but every single teacher agreed that you were an incredible speaker and you knew your information well! Knowing the teachers at my school, and knowing how critical some are, that’s a huge accomplishment!

– Student

“When we got back to school, I asked if anyone would like to write you a thank you letter and to my complete shock they all did. Remain firm in your calling.”

– Teacher

“I’ve had a number of phone calls from parents saying how much they appreciate what you said to their kids. This one mom left a voice mail–it was actually kind of funny–and she was just “gushing” with praise. Her daughter made her come and see you that night. Nikki said, “Mom–you just gotta see” — so mom could understand why. Nikki was so affected and excited. Our president and principal received a bunch of phone calls too from parents praising you and your talk. That kind of thing just doesn’t happen very often around here. You got the “3 Chill” rating from a student in my class (Sarah) said that she got “chills” three times during your talk and that’s how she knows it was a good talk. I guess instead of “3 stars”–you got “3 chills.”

– Teacher

“I just wanted to thank you sincerely for your presentation. Many of the kids said you are the best abstinence speaker they’ve heard.”

– Teacher

“Your talk had a powerful impact on our students. Whatever supply of chastity cards and booklets that we had were wiped out. We ordered 200 more of each, and most of those have been given out as well. I think that says a lot about how your words affected our students. I would also add the following. Each year I have my students write a final, year-end essay about any one topic that impacted them the most during the entire school year. While your presentation was not formally a part of the curriculum, a number of students nonetheless chose to identify it as the one thing that struck them the most. I even had several students saying to me things to the effect of: “When I heard we were going to have a speaker on chastity, I immediately thought it was going to be a boring presentation with no relevance to my life. But after hearing Jason speak, I thought what he had to say was great and it really influenced my thinking.” As you certainly know, the fact that teenagers would think these types of things is itself miraculous. It’s even more miraculous to hear them actually verbalize such thoughts to you! Several faculty members (including myself) felt that your presentation was the best assembly the school has EVER had–bar none.”


“Great Presentation. I honestly think this was the best approach to abstinence that I have seen.”


“The humor and strightforwardness was perfect and refreshing. I know now how I can talk to my own children someday about abstinence, even though I made some poor choices myself.”


“I was skeptical at first, but now agree with the idea of training yourself in faithfulness and how that can be effective for a successful marriage.”


“I overheard students talking in classes about things from your talk that they could relate to. Many of them told me that ‘you were so real’ and that you ‘were able to relate to them well.’ “Miss R., it was cool that he treated us like high school students and not little kids.’ ‘he really made you think.’ so, go you!!! .”

– Teacher

“Fantastic! If anyone can get through to high school students, it’s you. I’m sure you made a positive impression on everyone there, and the information you presented was invaluable.”

– Teacher

“I have never seen the student body so attentive during an assembly!”

– Teacher

“I was thinking about those kids who come up to you, hardly knowing you at all, and just talk to you about their past. I think it’s because they see you as a friendly figure, one who is not going to condemn them, and one who can be trusted. A trustworthy figure is probably the rarest and most important person in a teenager’s life.”

– Teacher


“The superintendent said that has never had such a response positively by parents and also the school district. They had over 100 calls saying that this had opened up the door of communication. And I believe for every 100 that made that effort that there were many more who did not.”

–- Parent

“Sara really loved the Jason Evert talk. She told me all about it. For me the tuition just payed for itself. Thanks for much for getting Jason to the school. He has had such an impact on all of us.”

– Parent

“I want to thank you for speaking to the kids at BHS a couple weeks ago. We have a daughter there – a freshman – and I’m pleased that she was able to hear your presentation. You speak their language; you have credibility.”

– Parent

“What a positive impact Jason had on everyone present! The day was a gift; like that advertisement we have all seen on TV: Priceless. He stayed and talked with kids until the end of the school day. My daughter said his approach and words with the kids in these small group and individual sessions was “gold”. The line to meet with him got longer during the day, not shorter, as kids dropped by and asked to be seen. It has been a week today, and the kids are still alive with his talk. Kids are still asking if there will be more promise cards available, but of course, the biggest changes we do not “see.” It is within individual hearts. And yes, Jason changed lives forever. How do we thank you all for helping us to make this day possible? We are a small school, but I feel it was a ripple which will spread. The kids went home and shared their experience last Wednesday with their parents and families. The football coach said he was going to begin practice by saying he stands by every word Jason said and he expects the team to do the same. To close, my daughter said every student came into the assembly with a closed mind, thinking, ‘Man, they’ve been preaching chastity since grade school. What could they possibly say that would impact on my life? This will be a drag!’ Within two seconds, every individual was absorbed into Jason’s talk, with the feeling he was addressing them individually, personally and with so much heart, they would be able to look back on this day and say,’My life was changed on February 18, 2004. Thanks, Jason Evert.’

–  Parent

 “I just wanted to Thank you for the outstanding message you conveyed last week, at my daughter’s high school, in Bakersfield. My daughter came home and talked and talked about saving herself, and the affects of sexually transmitted diseases, etc. I was absolutely delighted to see her interest in your important message. It is just wonderful to know that you presented a message that my daughter has talked about and continues to talk about, in such a positive manner! She has even put the pure love card in her backpack! Thank you, again, from a grateful and thankful parent of a 9th grade girl.”


“We heard you speak last night, and my 16-year-old son–though dragged there sighing and rolling his eyes–was blown away by your talk. Thanks.”


“We were so blessed to be able to hear Jason’s words! Our teens loved it – especially the boys! I can’t tell you how many moms came to me and said how much their boy loved it! They are reading his book and one of the girls even shared some of the info in the book. Some of the other girls looked at her with a questioning look, and she said, ‘I learned it from Jason’s book!’ The girls were amazed, as she is struggling quite a bit right now!”

– Parent


“Honestly I was convinced that today I was ding to kill myself… I didn’t have any reason to live or go on and I felt that people would be better off with out me.. but after Lena made me talk to you… and after I felt as if someone actually cared.. and I wanted to say thank you.. You LITTERALLY saved my life…. so ya… thank you.”

“I’ve had a bad past and now I want to change my life. Thanks so much for always being there for all of us kids. You have no idea how many of us have no one.”

“Befor today it was my goul to have sex befor my 8th grade graduation. but now I do respect womens body more. thank you.”

“It really helped me more than you know because just last night i was giving up if you know what i mean. may the rest of your life be filled with as much joy as you put into others’ !”

“Well I feel very relieved right now. I feel as thought you have lifted a big weight off my shoulders. I have made a commitment to my self that I will not do the things I used to do. It is not going to happen anymore after today. You totally changed my outlook on everything.”

“Yesterday’s presentation I thought was very informative. I just wish we would have had it six months ago. Well, right now I’m three months pregnant, and honestly think that this would not have occured in my life if I had heard this talk six months ago. Well, you live and you learn.”

“Both my parents have been married three times and divorced three times and they are both dating people right now. So I really never had anyone to look up to, to tell me that I would regret anything sexual that I did. That’s why I am glad that you came and talked to my school because now I have someone to look up to.”

“You are my LIFESAVER, Dude. You have NO IDEA! I can’t begin to explain to you the profound impact you have had on my life. I am sitting here crying as I write this. In one afternoon you changed me completely.”

“I cried while listening to your talk. It was almost like you had taken my heart and read it out loud. I had reservations in going to see you speak, but as soon as I got there, I knew I was in the right place. A good friend of mine had seen you and kept telling me how incredible you were. He was telling me how you talked about how I should love my future husband and abstain. He said that the way to love him is to love and respect myself as well, and by having sex I didn’t respect myself. He told me I should go. I always said thanks, but no thanks. Then last Friday I was over at this guy’s house and I started thinking about what he had told me. How I wasn’t respecting and loving myself. I got up and left. And I decided I would go see you speak before I would do anything else. I went to the college last night with reservations. I didn’t know what was going to happen and how I would feel afterward. But I am so grateful I went. It changed my whole outlook on myself. Thank you. Jason, thank you.”

“i was headed down a bad path and i think you might have saved me from making life changing choices and possibly you saved my life. so thank you!!!:)”

“I am a freshman who attended your talk at the University in Philadelphia. I was blown away to say the least. Your talk was absolutely amazing and approached sex and relationships in a way I have never thought of them. Instead of looking down on sex and making it seem like it was a terrible thing, you made me look at it in a totally different light. You made sex seem so beautiful, that it is worth waiting for.”

“To be honest, I didn’t really believe in chastity before the talk. If it weren’t for your speech, I might have been stuck with a child before 18. For that one hour I truly thought about my life and how I want to live it. Well, now I know how I want to live it: to the fullest, for my future husband and children.”

“I used to be addicted to porn, but after your talk I promised myself that I would quit once and for all. I have tried in the past to quit. But you finally hit the right spot on my conscience. I would like to thank you.”

“My purity had never been that big of a deal to me, until I went to your speech. I realize how important it is to not let someone take advantage of you for their own pleasure. I am so happy that I went yesterday and I’ve decided to stay a virgin until I get married.”

“Jason, now that I think about my past, I really regret some of it. But on Wednesday, I decided to start completely over. Once again, thank you soo much for taking your time to fly down to Alabama. You touched many of our hearts and helped me look forward to a better future. Thanks for all your help.”

“Recently, I was made fun of for being a virgin. I went to my mother and I told her what happened, and she told me that I should feel proud. Your talk made me really understand what she meant.”

“On the bus ride to your talk, which is about a 1 hr and 45 min drive, I was thinking this is just going to be some boring speaker and a wasted long trip on a bus without AC. After your speech, on the bus ride home, I thought to myself I would go on a 6 hour bus ride to listen to you. I know that when I go to high school next year I will be temped to do a lot of things that could hurt or haunt me for the rest of my life. Never stop giving your speeches because one voice can make a difference, and you proved that. You touched my life and I will always remember you! Thank you.”

“I am a guy. I look at porn at least once a week. I will never do it again now. Looking at it is not something I am proud of. It’s over now. Your speech has changed the way I look at girls now. My life will never be the same.”

“I think I was going towards the wrong way but you made me really think! Thanks a lot!”

“If it wasn’t for you, I don’t know if I would still be here today due to all the cutting. So thank you so much for helping me realize that it was possible for me to turn my life around and go back to respecting myself.”

“We met after the assembly, and I am the guy who lost my child through miscarriage. I’ve looked long and hard for redemption and I believe now you have given me the final push I need for a second chance.”

“Thank you very much, its really helped me. I really dont know what would have been of me had i not gone to the talk.”

”I thought I was going to hear another stupid lecture like all the others. My plan was to sit in the back and heckle you the whole time, but when you spoke, you didn’t give me the chance. Thank you for making me look at chastity in a different way. Now I’m starting to see it like it might be a good thing.”

”You changed a while outlook on life for me. I never thought about women really in a non-sexual way, but you changed me. Before your talk I was a guy who looked at porn. I couldn’t help myself. It was like Satan urging me and I let him in. I was a porno maniac. I was paralyzed, couldn’t even blink, so many thoughts going through my head. After your talk I even had a movie I was going to watch, but I threw it away. And I thank you for that.”

“I definitely have a sex-drive that has a Hemi with a V-8 engine that is ready all the time. But I look at sex and women a little differently. I look a little deeper into them now. Instead of seeing a hot chick walking down the street and thinking of what I could do with her, I think more of how her personality is like. What kind of person she really is. I look at the more than skin deep.”

”While you spoke, it clicked. I don’t want to just give out my most sacred gift to some guy who claims he loves me. I have a boyfriend, and I talked to him about what you discussed, and he was very interested. We were getting closer to being sexually active, but I believe you saved me, us, from making a huge mistake. Your wife’s story made me tear up because I knew I was also so vulnerable, boys are always trying to convince me to have sex, and tell me it’s o.k., I have come dangerously close. I knew next year going to high school would make it even worst. The story taught me that if she could say no, so could I. Thank you again. You have truly changed my life.”

“The one section of your talk that really jumped out at me, and made me feel like you were saying this to me, was the topic of the way a girl should dress. It really does make sense that a guy would be interested in a girl longer if she were more covered and it was a mystery. It really changed my perspective of what is right to wear, and also which companies I shouldn’t support. This meaning Abercrombie and Fitch and MTV. It is disgusting that these companies think they can control us, or think that we can’t control ourselves. Also, I really enjoyed the part where you talked about your wife. I have never met her, but hearing her story has inspired me to wait till marriage.”

“Your speaking really helped me out. I didn’t even know what I was going to do when I got in a more mature relationship. I mean should I move in with him or not? Should we have sex before we get married? I had no idea until you told us that we should wait.”

“The greatest thing about your talk was that you weren’t an adult who was trying to reach down to our level of thinking and use our language. You are an adult who is really not that much older than we are and who understands the way things are today and talked to us comfortably. It really made a difference with a lot of the people at our school, and just the fact that everyone was so well behaved at the assembly is a tribute to you, because we’re known for having some of the worst behaved kids around.”

“Hey, thanks for all the help. It really helped me to talk to you. When I got home, I got my pornography (without looking at it) and trashed it.”

“I am a senior, and we have a lot of different speakers come in, and in my time here none have touched our students like you did. I myself am not usually the kind of person that normally thinks twice about anything I’ve heard, in fact I’m usually the girl in back sleeping. But something about your presentation kept me awake and actually provoked a lot of serious thinking. I am definetly not the only one, to be honest our whole school has gone through a transformation… rumors of one girl throwing away her wardrobe and going shopping with her mom for more sophisticated clothing, and the idea that chastity is okay in the minds of other high schoolers are some of the changes being made. As someone who thought it was to late for me, no one had ever told me you could start over and still demand respect; I could definetly relate to a lot of your stories and I really can’t explain how moved I was and how much it all took me by surprise because like I said I’m not usually the kind of person who is motivated enough to take time to consider some of these things. I don’t know whether or not everyone who is talking about your speech will never have sex until thier married but you definetly planted a seed in the minds of everyone and you have definetly impacted my life, and I guess I feel that I owe you a thank you. I don’t know how often people follow up on these things, so I wanted to let you know how much your ideas inspired us and again I want to thank you!”

“We realize our future husbands will thank you one day and we are sure our parents will thank you forever (although the boys school next door may not!).”