One-hour sessions devoted to motivating teens to succeed in high school and beyond. In a dynamic and humorous style, Gilda shares her own experiences and poses important questions to her listeners that encourage discussion and introspection, ultimately leaving her audience inspired and energized. Some possible discussion topics are:

Sample Speaking Topics:
  • Relationships
  • Sex
  • Drugs and other intoxicants
  • Teachers – the good and the bad
  • Getting good grades
  • Parental relationships
  • Being “cool”
  • Bullying and teasing
  • Depression
  • Getting in trouble – and out again
  • Single parent families/remarriage of parents
  • Finishing high school/going to college
  • Weight and body image
  • Friendships – how to make and keep them
  • Honesty
  • Moving away
  • Marching to a different drummer
  • Money – when it’s there and when it’s not
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual and Gender Identity
  • Special needs
  • Self-respect
  • Goal setting
  • And more…

What Teens Are Saying About S’LIFE:

“I like how it related to me…”

“…more than just the stereotypical [issues] that you see in movies…”

“I like the way it covered a whole spectrum of topics…”

“…it had chapters that were short and to the point…”

“…a brilliant idea…a lot of people need to read stuff like this.”

“…it really opened my eyes…”