Program #1: Self Esteem
Don’t be a Dummy for your Friends
With Corny Crow
Our most popular program is designed for all grade levels with content adjusted for grade levels. This fun and entertaining show emphasis’s making the right choices and feeling good about what is right, despite what friends say. We discuss positive and negative peer pressure, what peer pressure is and some ideas on how to deal with pressure from friends. The theme of “Don’t be a dummy for your friends” is comically illustrated with two audience volunteers that I turn into puppets by giving each a different voice. As my puppets they answer with funny responses that illustrate how our friends can sometimes influence our choices, almost like putting words in our mouths, sometimes in a negative way.
The show is comical but with the definite message that making the right choices help build one’s self esteem, knowing that they are forming positive habits that will give them positive habits for the future.
“We have had Steve and Corny many times at our school and they never fail to thrill our students with their perfectly placed age appropriate humor, recommended for any school event or function.”
– Lauri Heberline, Principal, Elmer Wood sch. Atwater.
“San Luis Obispo County drug consortia contracted with Steve Chaney to do a series of performances predominately designed for elementary and middle school students. We asked that he tailor his shows toward two things: building self-esteem and dealing with peer pressure. Mr. Chaney and his buddy, “Corny Crow” delighted the audiences, young and old, at every performance. His approach to timely concerns, through the use of ventriloquism, got the point across in a very subtle way. We are happy to recommend Steve Chaney as an aide to building self-esteem and skills in dealing with peer pressure as part of a total program.”
– Linda Shephard, Director of Educational Services, San Luis Obispo County.
“Wonderful show, as always, with a strong message that hits home each year with our students.”
– Linda Cohee, Principal, Park Ave. School, Yuba City
“Terrific performance, your wit, humor and personality was very well received by teachers and students alike.”
– Bob Mannini, Principal, Castlemont School, San Jose