Meet Scott Amick

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Whether Scott is speaking about Kindness, Empathy, or Social Media Etiquette, he speaks with an empathetic tone that warms the hearts and minds of his audience. The Experiential Keynotes that Scott delivers are engaging, fun, and a whole lot more than the “sit and listen” style assemblies that he remembers growing up. Pulling from a lifetime of leadership, personal development, and entrepreneurship, Scott speaks from a place of confident vulnerability.

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Our Youth Director, Scott Amick, was invited to kick off Kindness Week at Hamilton Highschool by sharing a message with the students.

Scott Amick facilitates a full day of fun and introspection while helping Youth and Family Programs celebrate their teamwork and dedication to their co-workers.

Scott speaking from his Generational Perspective at the Health Underwriters Symposium.

Meet Lain Hensley

Odyssey for Youth has spoken to thousands of students and has identified ways to make students think differently and bring out their potential. Ask about our keynote programs or let us tailor a program to your schools needs. All of our programs are experiential and interactive.

Networking Know How - Etiquette Dinner

Lain has been working with big businesses around the globe for over two decades - who better to teach your students the ropes of politely dining at a business meal? Do you know which fork to use first, or whom introduces who and in what order? Our Networking Know How program is a staple in the CSU Chico Business Program, would you like to invite us for dinner?

Campus cohesion odyssey

A cohesive campus is the goal of progressive educational institutions. The Campus Cohesion Odyssey is designed to break down cliques and unite students behind healthy common goals.


Egos, cliques, friendships, diversity and campus norms are just a few of the realities your students will need to manage as leaders. At the Leadership Odyssey, students will learn new skills in these areas and become more powerful as role-models for other students.


Lain Hensley, COO of Odyssey Team speaking about leadership.

Lain Hensley, COO of Odyssey Team speaking about leadership.

Commencement Speech - CSU Chico - 2015

Jeremy Bates (THE HOPE DEALER )

Jeremy Bates (THE HOPE DEALER)

Meet Jeremy Bates ("The HOPE DEALER")

Since 2007, Jeremy has been traveling the world as the Hope Dealer, offering the most relevant, engaging, powerful presentations on the market. The Hope Dealer infuses his programs with a unique blend of live music and personal stories. Chalked full of humor and humility, Jeremy is able to create an environment cloaked in authenticity -  where it is cool to HOPE more, LEARN more, LOVE more and DO more. Utilizing his incredible musical talent to "communicate the unknowable", Jeremy sends audiences out the door with an experience they will never forget.

Hope Dealers Unite

We need individual and social change and we need it now. This presentation will use large group activities and music to breakdown participants’ personal barriers and perceptions, and create an environment where visions of change can occur. The workshop outlines leadership qualities that must be incorporated at the individual level, and at the group/community level, in order to create the changes we are seeking.

videos of Jeremy bates - the hope dealer

Music is the ultimate tool of engagement. . .and I use it daily!! This is the beginning of our show at the 2012 Allstate Youth Traffic Safety Conference, held at Disneyland.

Building Community Engagement. Jeremy Bates, the hope dealer inpires again. 

The Power of 10. Jeremy Bates Assembly. Through his one-of-a-kind presentation, Jeremy is able to lace authenticity and vulnerability in his stories, while providing audiences the "tools" that gave him hope.

Growing up in a family defined by addiction and dysfunction, Jeremy Bates knows firsthand the importance of developing resiliency, cultivating dreams, and never losing hope. 

Meet Nick Harris


Nick lives an exceptional existence in that he knows WHY he has been placed on Earth. Nick knows that his purpose is to spread the Power of Positivity through his incredible talents, gifts, and decades of repetitious hard working habits. When Nick is not on tour as a drummer with his heavy metal band, Armed for Apocalypse, he can be found inspiring youth, exercising, or navigating the landscape of the ever evolving music industry.

With over 3,000 live performances under his belt, Nick has circumnavigated the globe - twice! Having founded Repetition Industries in 2012, Nick found his entrepreneurial ambition through hours of self reflection and as of the past two years - Sobriety. Compelled to share his message of personal development and self growth through Positive Decision Making, Nick joined forces with Odyssey for Youth in early 2018. His unique perspective on self development through Positive Decision Making has thrust Nick into the limelight and onto stages across the world.

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