Keith Deltano has served and worked with youth for many years in various roles, including as a military police officer, middle school teacher, youth leader, private counselor, and educational comedian. He draws on this varied background to reach out and share with youth. Keith taught sixth grade and won the Teaching Excellence Award for his work with at risk youth.He has been listed in Who’s Who of America’s Teachers and Outstanding Young Men of America. He was granted The National Impact Award for his work in parent outreach and education. Schools throughout the nation have used Keith’s live assemblies and curriculum to launch and run an effective anti bullying campaign.
What makes Keith's K-12Anti Bullying Assembly Different?
Keith's assembly goes beyond the bystander/bully/victim labels to get at the underliying causes of bullying. Keith uses comedy to show students why they do what they do. Keith's background in public education gives him insight into school culture. The "mean girls," status clothes, "in" group and cliques will all come under his comedic wit. Keith challenges the youth and adults in the audience to seriously contemplate how they view one another. "Labels Lie" is about acceptance, making new friends by reaching out, and encouraging the audience to stop judging one another by outward appearance, speech, or economic status. Keith talks about trash throwing and trash catching, haters and hate catching, bullies and bystanders. He takes the unusual approach of addressing the mindset of the catcher as well as the thrower. He will inspire those that have been bullied and force the bullies to take a harsh look at why they do what they do. The students that have “caught it” because they learn differently or struggle academically and socially will come away especially inspired.