Making the Right Choices Assembly Program


Every day, students face tough situations regarding drugs, alcohol and peer pressure. In addition, many students have trouble with personal responsibility, commitment, self-esteem and create self-limiting roadblocks in their lives.

Let’s face it, part of the problem with achieving goals is our society, outside of school, in the media (particularly “reality” TV) does not really offer the best encouragement. Everywhere you turn, people are told what they CAN’T do, why something is so impossible and more.

In addition, our TV shows seem to thrive on laughing at people or airing their dirty laundry for all to see. In short, humility seems to be on the endangered species list!

“It’s Your Choice, It’s Your Life” is an effective, motivational program for teens because it tackles these issues head-on, not only the idea of our future being what we make of it, but also safe-guarding ourselves against negative influences.

Making The Right Choices ProgramOn top of all that, the program is also realistic in that it openly acknowledges the tough choices and difficulties life will throw at us. Mistakes will be made, problems will crop up and unfortunately, sometimes the people we are close to will scoff at our dreams of success. By dealing with such issues head on, “It’s Your Choice, It’s Your Life” is a program designed to provide real-world food for thought and challenges teens with concepts that will encourage them to think before acting.

Additionally, this program educates your students on the why’s and the how’s of these important issues by incorporating state-of-the-art magic, mind-reading, audience participation and laugh-out loud humor and amazing demonstrations within it’s educational content. Your students will have fun while learning how to handle the important issues they face on a daily basis, and how they can be the best person that they can be, and how they can have the life that they want… by accepting that it’s their own choices that shape their lives.

In addition, Cris has included specific “keys to success” that are talked about during the program – things like continued knowledge, avoiding negativity, making positive choices, the value of mentors, making the most of your time, expecting the unexpected and much more.

Cris also includes his own personal story of how he found himself homeless for a brief period of time over 15 years ago. It was only when he realized that it was his own decisions that got him into that situation and that his own decisions could change the direction of his life that Cris was able to change his life in a positive way.

Shortly thereafter, Cris found a great deal of success, both as a speaker & entertainer and in his personal life, enabling him to marry a wonderful woman and buy a new house and two new cars in a short amount of time. His message is simple: “If I can overcome being homeless, anyone can have success, as long as they put forth effort.”

Here’s a small sample of what your students will see & experience:

  • A drawing of a large, heavy object becomes REAL in an instant!
  • A dramatic experiment in mind reading illustrates the value of choice!
  • By causing one volunteer to send a thought or sensation to another teen, Cris illustrates how easy it is to influence one another…without even realizing it!
  • The ENTIRE audience will experience the power of their own minds from their seats!
  • A prediction about words and phrases to live by becomes ALIVE!
  • And MUCH more!

For more information or to receive your no-obligation price quote
call (716) 940-8963 TODAY! Or email Cris at

What Some of Our Clients Have To Say…

“They didn’t want the program to end!”

“Mr. Johnson presented an AWESOME program to our 7th & 8th graders. Middle school principals: if you’re concerned about the kids being attentive and cooperative, they were all of that and more. Some of the students that I usually have the worst problem with, today wanted to participate. If you’re looking for someone to come into your school and give this type of dynamic presentation, Mr. Johnson is the individual you need to seek. He was awesome!”

Dr. Gina Stevenson, Principal – Charter School For Applied Technologies, Buffalo, NY

“We have had him two years in a row…”

“Cris is really great with the kids…He is both entertaining and informative. We have had him two years in a row and the kids really enjoy Cris’ programs. Outstanding!”

Carm Proctor, Principal – Jefferson Middle School, Jamestown, NY

“It was money well spent…it was one of the finest assembly programs that our school has presented.”

“The teachers commented that the students’ attention was remarkable…it was one of the finest assembly programs that our school has presented. Not only were the students attentive, their feedback proved that they had gained knowledge and retained important information that Cris was hoping for. We thank Mr. Johnson for helping our students learn important life lessons through magic and hope to have him back again in the near future. It was money well spent!”

Regina Granchelli, Vice Principal – DeSales Catholic School, Lockport, NY

“…well-presented, dynamic, and very entertaining.”

“Cris was able to keep the audience captivated for 45 minutes. The program was well presented, dynamic, and very entertaining. His upbeat show along with his sense of humor and timing provide an excellent program for students. I would recommend this program for schools without hesitation.”

NancyJean Osborn, Principal – Byron-Bergen Central School

“…he was great to work with!”

“It was a great program! The kids really paid attention and they really got something out of it. Cris was very accommodating and very accommodating. He didn’t ask for anything and he was great to worth with.”

Elizabeth Smyton, Guidance Counselor – Charter School For Applied Technologies, Buffalo, NY


“The program was very productive for them. He was very easy, very simple to deal with. He had everything as a complete package and we had to do very little. I would really recommend him to other schools and we want him back too!”

Principal Shelby – Haverstraw Middle School, Haverstraw, NY

“Excellent! Pacing & review of content was very valuable!”

“I thought it was a great show…Everyone was very attentive and they felt very involved. I would highly recommend this program to other schools.”

Holly Brink, Class Advisor – Sherman Central School, Sherman, NY

“Cris did a great job!”

“Cris is very easy to work with…The students enjoyed the presentation, especially all the magic. The messages of respect and how to handle bullies was easy for kids to understand. Cris did a great job!”

Dan Bracey, Principal – Washington Middle School, Jamestown, NY

“The show was great!”

“I thought the show was great! A lot of the students were involved. It was really awesome. He had everyone laughing and having a good time after a day of leadership.”

Erin Rubin, Deputy Prime Minister of the York Region President’s Council – Canada

“…fantastic and hilarious…”

“It was fantastic, and hilarious! I would highly recommend it to anybody.”

Steve Leffler, Class Advisor – Starpoint High School, Lockport, NY

“It was really fun!”

“It was totally entertaining and fun to watch. The kids were really involved and they loved it. It was really fun to see their personalities come out and their creativity. I would LOVE to recommend this program to other schools.”

Liz Banner, Teacher – Brockport High School, Brockport, NY

“They loved it!”

“Outstanding! The program was able to ring true to them all. They loved it!”

Marsha Miller, Teacher – Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, Dunkirk, NY


“Cris did a great job with our assemblies! His presentation was developmentally appropriate and his message was delivered in a fun way. Cris was very easy to work with and his message was outstanding! Excellent!”

Principal Bonnie Smith – West Valley Central School, West Valley, NY

“Great message!”

“Outstanding! Very entertaining…great idea to relate message with personal experiences! Great message!”

Ms. Kelly Kotlik, Teacher – North Tonawanda Catholic School, North Tonawanda, NY