The Grit Game Show

For Grades 3-8 | 60 Minutes | Up to 400 Students | $400

Grit means determination. Perseverance. Hard work. And most of all, resilience — bouncing back from problems and failures.

The Grit Game Show is a motivational assembly about resilience where your students become contestants in an onstage game show! We equip kids to keep going when the going gets tough. During our assembly, student volunteers will compete in these onstage games.

Choose Your Future

We’ll help your students think about their long-term goals — and even more importantly, what it will take to get there. Will the contestants in our game have enough grit to land their dream job? Or will they be stuck with less than the best because they lacked determination?

The Losers’ Club

Every successful person fails before she achieves success. So what’s the difference between gritty people and everyone else? They know how to bounce back from problems and failures. Contestants will peek into the lives of famous people and see how they demonstrated grit in “The Losers’ Club.”

Talking Back

We challenge students to change negative self-talk (like “I’m not smart enough to understand the lesson”) into positive, growth-oriented ideas (like “If I work hard, I can learn this”). Two teams compete to give the best positive response to each prompt.

Real Life Grit

“Real Life Grit” isn’t a game — it’s a short talk, about ten minutes long, that finishes every performance. In a tween-friendly way, we introduce students to Dr. Carol Dweck’s research about Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets, and challenge them to always demonstrate grit!


Bring The Grit Game Show to Your School!

Host George Halitzka will equip your students with the positive attitude they need to succeed, in school and in life! Let us invest in your students with a presentation of The Grit Game Show.


The price shown above applies to presentations which take place on or before December 31, 2017. A travel charge applies for destinations outside of a 20-mile radius from our office near downtown Louisville.

What a Character addresses bullying in a way that [is] fun and easy to understand. It teaches children lessons in kindness and character values in an enjoyable, kid-friendly way.

— Rebecca Bynum, YMCA CEP Site Director, Bloom Elementary School (Louisville, KY)