Jimmy Tuman, National Youth Speaker

Home       About       Programs       Teen Violence       Testimonials       News       Focus Group       Contact       Blog       Products


Jimmy Tuman Posters are for sale on the Products Page

The most effective presenters for young people are their peers. Some of my topics are alcoholism, drug abuse, bullying, gangs, teen pregnancy, drop-out issues, school violence and low self-esteem.

Hearing peers tell their stories brings home a more positive effect because the young people can identify with them. I have used peers in schools and trained some of them to become keynote presenters. I just ask the presenters to tell their personal stories. Because they are compelling, young people realize that it could really happen to them. The myth of "It's never going to happen to me" is dispelled in these presentations.

The "Tuman Effect" is a documentary about Jimmy Tuman and his work with kids. His life purpose is helping youths cope with the issues of bullying, teen suicide and alienation. It recently aired on Detroit Public Television and can be viewed here (on right) or on Jimmy's YouTube Channel.

Jimmy's Connections
There are people in our lives who we haven't connected with in weeks, months or even years. Now is a great time to reach out to these people and let them know that they are special. Talk about shared moments and memories. Encourage them to call someone else and pass the caring along. We all need each other in small and large ways. No one should feel alone at this time. We are all in this together. Make your heart count.
-- Jimmy Tuman

PLEASE READ the latest testimonial from Todd A. Kamstra, Zeeland Public Schools

Creating an environment in schools where kids feel safe, valued and loved.            

Available on Amazon!

Letters to Jimmy
Seeing the world through the souls of kids

Jim Tuman receives and answers hundreds of telephone calls and letters each year from teenagers, telling him how he has touched their lives. This book highlights some of those letters, illustrating what kids are going through in these turbulent times. He offers insights and gives action steps to help parents and teachers deal with these issues. Tuman's message is inspirational and universal. The Los Angeles Times wrote a story headed "The man who makes teenagers cry" and was accompanied by several photographs of a roomful of high school students clutching each other and weeping. Jim has recently been featured in a movie "A Girl Like Her" with millions of views world-wide. He did a local TEDxTalk and PBS did a documentary about his life called "The Tuman Effect."

Click here to download Climate Changers. A list of impactful solutions to help you take immediate and actionable steps to prevent suicide in your communities.

This article was sent as a letter to world leaders to help spread Jimmy Tuman's mission to prevent teen suicide.

Who will die next?
A 7 year old child has just taken his life. Why would someone so young do this? The reason is that he could not foresee any hope given the desperate situation he was in. This is not an isolated case. Millions of children consider suicide as a way of opting out of their problems. It is out of desperation that they want their pain to immediately go away. Two million children will attempt to take their lives this year, one million will succeed worldwide. This number is steadily climbing. If you have children, one of them could be your child.

As a Global Youth Speaker and children's advocate, I am very concerned. It is my mission to create actionable solutions to decrease this startling number. I am focusing my work to "Save Lives and Curb Teen Suicide."

I have spoken with over two million children worldwide and personally see the pain that they suffer from. During the course of my school discussions each year, students openly stand and speak of their anguish and problems. It is only out of desperation that they turn directly to drugs. alcohol, suicide, crime, and violence as a way out. Were you aware that 3/4 of the children admit to considering suicide? To counteract their hopelessness, I provide a safe forum where they can openly express and discuss their deepest and most troubling issues. My goal is to encourage them to envision hope, teach them to love themselves for who they are and reinforce that someone genuinely cares about them. Please reference my life changing work on my YouTube Channel.

If not resolved, a future generation in turmoil will directly result in a negative fiscal and economic impact. We must not turn away from the problem. We continually see young people commit senseless acts to the point that we are becoming desensitized to the fact that it is a young person taking their life. Suicide has a ripple effect that not only impacts persons with direct relationships to the victims, but also individuals outside of their social circle. In most cases, unforgettable regret is the harsh reality that remains with the survivors.

My impactful solutions and programs over the last 20 years have provided successful outcomes for more than one million children. Please contact me if I can be of service to you or your organization: jim@jimtuman.com

Thank you for caring about the future of our children.

-- Jimmy Tuman

After speaking to over two million young people in more than 2000 schools, I have coined the phrase "Safe, Valued & Loved" for the mission of schools and parents. In our culture today, it is just not happening. What would you give as a parent, educator or great friend for ideas to help your son, daughter or others feel this way, both physically and emotionally "Safe, Valued & Loved"?

Sign-up to receive my newsletter. Just one tip can change a child's life.

* indicates required

Read Jimmy's Open Letter To Schools

Download Jimmy's
Self Directed Goals Program

Download Jimmy's Circle of Influence handout.

Email: jim@jimtuman.com

Phone: 248-585-1515


Jimmy Tuman

      "Happy People Live Outside Themselves."


Home       About       Programs       Teen Violence       Testimonials       News       Focus Group       Contact       Blog       Products