At the high school level, it is often difficult to find positive, meaningful, and engaging presentations for students. ‘Hey Dude, Nice Shoes’ fits that bill. You could hear a pin drop in our auditorium as Carolyn effortlessly related to students with her own stories of bullying, both as a child and as a mother. The advice she offered was helpful and realistic. There was laughter, there were tears, and by the end of it our study body was excitedly signing our No Place for Hate banner and calling the presentation the ‘best one they have EVER been to’. The connection she is able to make with students is deep and authentic. The follow-up parent presentation was just as impactful. In fact, we have plans to bring her back for an encore presentation next school year. Carolyn undoubtedly left a positive mark on our campus. Highly recommended!!

Heather Arnold Stoner
Lago Vista High School Principal

Hey Dude, Nice Shoes is not merely an anti-bullying initiative, it’s Pro-Kindness. Carolyn does a stand up job presenting a wealth of information in an amusing and completely relate-able way no matter which group or grade level she’s speaking with. Since visiting our school, students are now more aware of the power they hold with their words and through their actions and are becoming involved participants in creating a more pleasant and positive community in which to learn and grow. Us parents are no longer lumping all undesirable behavior into the “bully bucket” and we’re much more thoughtful about approaching Principals with documented issues or concerns thanks to Carolyn teaching us all about the super duper specific definition of bullying and the description of what public school teachers and admins can actually do about it according to the State of Texas.“

Lisa Holt
Parent from Allen ISD



Please contact carolyn@carolynelaine.com for information about bringing "Hey Dude, Nice Shoes" to your campus.

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