Experiences / First-year

Start

the year

off right!

Start your students off with an impactful and unforgettable experience.
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THEIR FIRST YEAR IS BETTER WITH

COURAGE. Fearless Inside offers keynote

and custom experiences that inspire first-

year students to act in-spite of their worries

and fears.

THEIR FIRST YEAR IS BETTER

WITH COURAGE. Fearless Inside

offers keynote and custom

experiences that inspire

first-year students to act

in-spite of their worries

and fears.

Are your students

struggling with?

Fear and anxiety of college and what’s to come
The fear of failure academically and   not finding their place socially
Feelings of loneliness as they embark n their new journey
Asking for help and utilizing resources when they are in need
Confidence in their abilities as they transition from high school to college

Orientation

Counselor

TURNED

MOVEMENT LEADER.

Engaging

&

inspiring

Queue the music, engagement, and everything in between! Whether it be an In-person or virtual experience, your students will be engaged from start to finish.

Experiences:

(available as keynote, workshop, or series)
01/
.First-Year Fearless: Building an UNBREAKABLE Foundation
02/
Fearful to Fearless 2.0: I’m Feeling Fearless, Now What?

Fire &

fears

Fire on the screen and notecards in hand, students write down their fears and place them in a fire pit (NOT real fire.)

I fear I won’t be able to handle my mental health struggles

I fear I won’t make my parents proud with all they sacrificed

I fear I’ll never find what I’m meant to do in this world

I fear being a first-generation college student puts me at a disadvantage

I fear I won’t make friends or create meaningful relationships

I fear that I won’t be able to handle the new environment. won’t fit in, and end up back in my hometown.

You are next!

Community

&

connection

Fears our read and shared, students learn the purpose of fear in their lives while learning practical ways to overcome some of their biggest struggles.

Real success from real students

I talked to someone...

I wanted to let you know that I talked to someone, as fear was something I had always dealt with from about the age of 7. I told them about my fears of eating and gaining weight. I also told them I was battling an eating disorder and feared I might die if I struggle with it anymore.  The bracelet you give has helped me talk about my eating disorder and self-harm behavior for my own good. I.Just wanted to thank you for everything you do.

Whenever i'm nervous

Whenever i'm nervousI received a fearless bracelet after hearing you at the University of Redlands, and I’ve not taken mine off. Whenever I'm nervous, I run my finger along the words on the bracelet. Trying to live fearlessly has been amazing. I’ve finally taken the first step and am seeing a counselor. I've made many new friends, all because I'm living fearlessly.

Eyes well up with tears

A frog (Orientation Leader) has a first-year who is incredibly nervous. Apparently, her eyes well up with tears even when saying her name in front of everyone, and she’s very withdrawn. Yesterday he pulled her aside, and she got upset and said she’s so scared, and he GAVE HER HIS FEARLESS BRACELET TO WEAR. Now every time she speaks, she looks at the inside first!

I asked her out!

I'm originally from Seattle Washington, so I felt like I didn't fit in here, but after your presentation, I saw that I wasn't alone in that. Because of your presentation, I went out of my comfort zone, did the 5-second rule, and asked to hang out with some people on my floor, and now I have a good friend group that I really enjoy being around. I also finally got the courage to go talk to this girl and ask her out and hang out with her. I just wanted to say thank you, it definitely made me feel more comfortable being here.

Orientation counselor turned movement leader

Darryl Bellamy Jr.

As a past chanting Orientation Counselor and Resident Advisor to a floor of first-year, Darryl understands the struggles and journeys of first-year students. He’s an award-winning speaker who has collected more written students' fears than anyone in the world.

He’s impacted thousands of students during Orientations, Week of Welcome, and Fist-Year programming events. In addition, he’s been seen on various news programs (THE CW, CBS) sharing his message.

Darryl has received multiple awards, including his Alma Mater’s Ten Under Ten and the Charlotte Black Chamber’s Thirty Under Thirty awards. He’s also a TEDx Speaker, the author of two books, a husband and a father.

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Don't take our word for it, see below!
Darryl has been a speaker for our Welcome Week at Marian University for the last two years and we're looking forward to bringing him back for years to come.  Our students rave about this program and love how Darryl creates an environment where they can be vulnerable with their peers.
Tyler Paul
Assistant Director of First Year Experience, Marian University, Indanapolis
Darryl Bellamy, knows how to reach into the hearts and minds of those he speaks with. His ability to give students confidence about who and what they are, is so powerfully uplifting and empowering. Looking forward to having more visits from Darryl. I highly recommend him for any discussion in self development and improvement.
Wayne Williams
Assistant Director UMass Dartmouth
Darryl was able to make the online webinar a "Wizard of Oz Experience", we definitely were whisked away for the entire presentation.
Jamila Johnson
First-Year Experience Coordinator
Maryland Eastern Shore
Darryl was upbeat and had the audience engaged from the minute he stepped on stage. He connected with the students and it was interesting watching how they responded to what he was saying. The "I fear" messages were powerful, so powerful that I am having them typed up to give to faculty to show them what our students are dealing with on an everyday basis.
Joy Brittain
Director of FYE and Student Support
Darryl has been a speaker for our Welcome Week at Marian University for the last two years and we're looking forward to bringing him back for years to come.  Our students rave about this program and love how Darryl creates an environment where they can be vulnerable with their peers.
Tyler Paul
Assistant Director of First Year Experience, Marian University, Indanapolis
Darryl Bellamy, knows how to reach into the hearts and minds of those he speaks with. His ability to give students confidence about who and what they are, is so powerfully uplifting and empowering. Looking forward to having more visits from Darryl. I highly recommend him for any discussion in self development and improvement.
Wayne Williams
Assistant Director UMass Dartmouth
Darryl was able to make the online webinar a "Wizard of Oz Experience", we definitely were whisked away for the entire presentation.
Jamila Johnson
First-Year Experience Coordinator
Maryland Eastern Shore
Darryl was upbeat and had the audience engaged from the minute he stepped on stage. He connected with the students and it was interesting watching how they responded to what he was saying. The "I fear" messages were powerful, so powerful that I am having them typed up to give to faculty to show them what our students are dealing with on an everyday basis.
Joy Brittain
Director of FYE and Student Support

More than ONE & DONE,

Choose your experience!

Keynote experience

30-90 minutes,  engaging, impactful, usually on a stage.
Experience customized to your students and the event outcomes
All-inclusive pricing (travel included)
Pre-event promotional video to build excitement
Fearless bands for everyone in attendance

Workshop experience

One hour to a full day of engaging content, discussions, and exercises.
Facilitator to guide students through the content
Experience customized to your students and the event outcomes
All-inclusive pricing (travel included)
Pre-event promotional video to build excitement
Fearless bands for everyone in attendance

Virtual experience

Keynote or Workshop delivered in an engaging virtual experience.
Moderator to assist with the day of experience
Experience customized to your student and event outcomes
Content and activities adapted for virtual engagement
Pre-event promotional video to build excitement
Fearless bands mailed to campus before experience

Custom experience

One hour to multiple years of experiences, videos, and custom built custom solutions to fit your community needs.

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