Corey the Dribbler
Corey The Dribbler is an 8-Time Guinness record holder traveling the country inspiring students with the character message, his 4R’s 4 Success! Respect – Responsibility – Ready to Learn – Reading is Power.
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Corey The Dribbler – Youth Motivational Speaker
Schools and Camps across the country are being inspired and awed at shows by Former Harlem Globetrotter and Youth Motivational Speaker, Corey The Dribbler, and his inspirational story! Corey Rich is an 8-Time Guinness World Record Holder that’s been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, ESPN First Take, Comcast Sportsnet, Fox News and is widely considered the World’s Greatest Dribbler! Along with performing his amazing talents at NBA Halftime Shows, Corey travels the country inspiring kids with a character education message, The 4Rs for success..
- Ready to Learn
- Reading is Power
This is a character building assembly your kids will LOVE!
Respect, Responsibility, Ready to Learn, and Reading is Power are the Four Principles Corey The Dribbler encourages youth to live by. Corey teaches the importance of treating their Teachers, Parents/Guardians, and Classmates with Respect. They are taught the value of kindness and how to treat others the way they themselves would like to be treated. Self-Respect is also taught and the importance of eating healthy, staying active, having a great attitude, being responsible and ready to learn!
Besides an unforgettable ball handling show demonstrated by Corey The Dribbler, youth will have fun being involved in several games with Corey, some including the school or camp staff! The kids will also have the chance to steal the ball from the World’s Best Ball Handler. This is truly an amazing experience your students will LOVE!
C-Rich, The dribbler who keeps the ball(s) bouncing non-stop.
By Jeremy Bauman (SLAM Online)
With the March Madness Brackets having been unveiled and the Michigan Fab-Five Documentary debuting last night, there is no question that the eyes of the basketball world are predominantly on the upcoming NCAA Tournament, which is how things should be at this time of the year. All of the kids work their tails off to be in a position to showcase their skills on national television and, ultimately, to compete for that elusive National Championship. For many seniors, it will be the last time that they play high level competitive basketball, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
But then there’s a rare breed—the player who discovers his true talents when his collegiate career is over—and that is precisely the way Norristown, Pennsylvania native Corey Rich channeled his abilities. Though he didn’t participate in March Madness, Corey’s basketball journey had just gotten underway when his eligibility came to an end. You see, this isn’t your average basketball story that ends with Corey playing professionally and making a lot of money. This is a story about how one man believed in himself more than anybody else could ever believe in him—about how heart, determination, and self-will has propelled “C-Rich” into arena’s and schools all over the country to show off his renowned dribbling prowess.
“Ever since I was a kid my dream was to play in the NBA,” stated Corey, who earned the nickname because of his dribbling skills. “I was at Kennedy Kenrick Catholic High School, I went from school to school in college, and after college was over—even though I did play at those small colleges—it was tough to get noticed because the NBA scouts and the overseas scouts underestimate you. So that’s when I decided ‘I’m gonna go to the gym and I’m gonna stay in the gym as long as I can until I make my dream a reality.’ So I went to the gym and specifically worked on ball-handling because I’m only 6-0 or 6-1, and in professional basketball that’s small.”
Corey played professionally in the Eastern Basketball Alliance (EBA) and since he was the smallest player on the court at his size, he worked on his ball-handling abilities for an astonishing amount of time each and every day.
“I started to work on my ball-handling for about 6 hours every single day and to speed up the progression, instead of handling just one I would handle two and you know, I just wanted to get better and as fast as I could,” explained C-Rich, recently over the phone. “So that’s when I just added three, and then I added four for hand quickness and I just wanted to keep challenging myself so I started handling five basketballs and six basketballs. It’s all about challenging yourself every time you go to the gym and I just love making the drills very, very tough and it’s something that I never get tired of doing.”
Ever since he began honing his craft, Corey has parlayed his unique blend of ball-handling skills and a never-give-up attitude into opportunities left and right. After playing in the EBA, Corey played for a team called the Court Jesters—a team that is a few notches below, but akin to the Harlem Globetrotters—in 2009, and he made an impression so quickly that his head coach was willing to contact his friend, who happened to be the lead scout for the famed Globetrotters. Corey was invited to a tryout, impressed his onlookers, and played part time in the 2009-10 season (about 15 games). “It was a great opportunity to travel and see places I’ve never seen before,” said Corey, reflecting on this once unthinkable experience.
Later during the summer of 2010, Corey was the guest speaker at every Sixers camp, and also performed on the Sixers Hoops Tour, where Executive Director Sonny Elia proclaimed, “I have seen hundreds of clinicians in my 30 years of directing camps and Corey is right there with the best.”
And make no mistake about it: The reason that Corey has made this type of impression on people is because he is one of the hardest workers around and he has the passion to match his input. According to close friend and current publicist Jon Solomon, “Corey’s determination is most comparable to that of a Kobe Bryant. He is the true definition of a person with the right attitude and determination to be successful in life.”
C-Rich would have it no other way. Sure, he would he love to get a crack at playing at the highest level in the world someday. If that doesn’t happen, though, he’ll just keep using his passion and dedication to reach goals through the game of basketball. The agency with which he recently inked a contract counts a number of current NBAer’s among its clientele and also has numerous ties overseas. This upcoming summer, C-Rich will be training these clients with regards to ball-handling—an experience that will help him to grow as a trainer and begin to build a name for himself at the highest level.
Right now, though, there is no doubt as to what his motivation is. Corey is currently in the middle of a hectic schedule of visiting 91 elementary schools from February through June—an opportunity that he uses to touch the lives of young children in any way possible.
“My purpose is to inspire the kids and I definitely love helping to make players better,” he said. “As a basketball trainer that’s what you love to do is making guys better and helping other players achieve their dreams. When I was younger I didn’t have anybody I could look to [to help me with my game]. I had to learn everything on my own. So with that being said, when I see a kid at the gym I like to go up to him and give him a few pointers or different workouts that he could use to improve his game because I know I never had that.
“I just look to give back and you know, myself, being from a smaller town, those kids never really get a chance to see somebody who’s made it or anything like that. So my goal is just to give back and help those kids achieve their dreams, whatever they may be—lawyer, doctor, dentist, teacher—to just keep going at it and to never give up.”
And just because he doesn’t have a clear-cut path to his next goal, let’s just say he has an idea of where he wants to go and he fully understands the hard work that it takes to continue to reach his goals, time after time.
“My future goals with basketball are optional,” said C-Rich. “Along with working with NBA players on their ball handling skills I plan on taking my ball handling skills overseas to different countries and giving them ball-handling shows as well as teaching them the art of ball handling. Although I can dribble 6 basketballs, my ball handling skills are authentic, and I can compete with anybody. If the opportunity comes to get a chance to play in the NBA, I would still entertain that idea. I still work on my overall game, but right now my focus is reaching the kids and giving them a positive role model.”
Keep dribbling, Corey. If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that the world needs more people with your mentality.
height: 6′ 1″
position: Point Guard
nickname: The Dribbler
Corey The Dribbler Virtual/Online Setup
Audience: K-12 Capacity: 300 or more screens
Presentation Time: 45 minutes
Prefer split younger/older but not required
Platform: Zoom preferred, others available if school sets-up and hosts
Presenter will: set-up and email Zoom link as late as the week prior to your show date. Please anticipate meeting presenter in the Zoom meeting 15-minutes prior to your start time so they may enable you/school representative as a co-host, and accommodate any last minute details/instructions.
Corey The Dribbler In-Person Setup
It is CRITICAL to provide a parking space for loading/unloading and ensure your show begins on time!
Audience: K-12 Capacity: 400
Presentation Time: 45 minutes
Prefer split younger/older but not required
Set-Up Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Take-Down Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Presentation Area: Performance space can be stage or floor-level; elevated is preferred. If performance space is floor level, please seat students on the floor and not in chairs. If the performance area is a stage, please ensure there are stairs for easy-volunteer access to the performance area.
Arrival: No assistance for set-up or take-down of this program is required.
Assembly Requirements: Please provide an extension cord and access to an electrical outlet. Depending on your location, you may be asked to supply a PA system with a microphone and ability to play CDs or an iPod over the system. If two or more presentations are scheduled, please divide students by grade level for each presentation – K-3, 4-6, etc.
Former Harlem Globetrotter with an inspirational story
Corey Rich is an 8-Time Guinness record holder that’s been featured on TV and NBA Halftime Shows. Corey travels the country inspiring kids with his character education message.
Academic Entertainment always offer a great variety of outstanding performers. The students really enjoyed Corey. It was an awesome performance. The students were highly engaged and amazed at what they saw.
Lorraine Davis – Director of Pupil Personnel
Sussex County Public Schools
Stony Creek, VA
Corey is always an engaging, upbeat and talented performer. This was our first school assembly since the pandemic. I was a bit nervous about the engagement and efficiency of a virtual assembly, but it was far better than anticipated. The kids and staff loved it. Thank you Corey!
Matthew Younghans – Principal
Little Tor ES
New City, NY
On behalf of the Royal Air Force Lakenheath Schools in the United Kingdom I want to express how much we appreciated and enjoyed the virtual assembly. This was the first time we have had a guest during Red Ribbon Week and your presentation was definitely entertaining and the kids got a kick out of your tricks.
Tanya Boyd – Drug Demand Reduction Program Manager
Royal Air Force Lakenheath School
RAF Lakenhealth, United Kingdom
Thank you for presenting your virtual assembly. It was awesome! Corey did a great job! He was prepared and willing to practice ahead of time. Very professional. The students were engaged and also reminded of important character traits. Thank you!
Jennifer Peace – Library Technology Specialist
Metro Charter Academy
Thank you for doing such a great job with the students today! They were mesmerized by your ball skills and inspired by your story and message. They called you “goat” and legendary in the chat room. Needless to say, they loved you. Your high energy style and friendly personality engaged them in a very positive way. I will be sure to let my colleagues know that your assembly is one that they will want to book for their own students. I enjoyed it as an adult and appreciated your positive message, especially in these times, it was so nice to have a boost to my day.
Ana Gutierrez – Principal
Corey was AMAZING!!! He kept the kids engaged the entire virtual program. He is not only very talented, but also a great motivational speaker.
Jonathan Beckmann – Assistant Head of School
Los Encinos School
Amazing job, Corey! I loved reading all the comments of the kids!
Natalie Mitchell – PTA
Falcon Ridge ES
Corey’s performance was amazing. He was engaging, fun, and encouraging students to make healthy and safe choices which is very important for our age groups during Red Ribbon Week. Corey made all our students feel included, despite the fact that the presentation was virtual. We would love to have Corey visit our school for an in-person performance once COVID restrictions are lifted. Corey Utilized each minute of the presentation to the max. Students won’t stop talking about his performance and practicing the basketball tricks. Thank you Corey!
Yennifer Muriel – Social Worker
Theodore Roosevelt ES
Oyster Bay, NY
I know it is tough to engage over an online platform with such young students when we don’t all have the best network connections, but it was amazing. The looks on their faces as you were performing has been the best part of such a difficult school year. Thank you for your time, your enthusiasm, and your great message!!!!!!!!!
Blair Lambert – Principal
Thank you, YOU WERE AWESOME!!!!
Michelle Powrie – Principal
Our Lady of Mercy Academy
Park Ridge, NJ
I wanted to write a quick note regarding our two-part virtual assembly with Corey the Dribbler for Red Ribbon Week. Corey got in touch with me the week prior to prepare for our assembly. Through our email communication, he was prompt with replies and set up our Zoom meeting accordingly. The day of, he met with me on time before the assembly in good spirits and in an organized setting. Each assembly started on time and his enthusiasm was consistent throughout both! I host a mini classroom pod with eight kids in my home and each group logged off the assembly with that same enthusiasm. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. Both my daughters are still trying to dribble their balls on their finger. Thank you for the opportunity to hear a wonderful message and presentation by Corey The Dribbler virtually!
Trisha Flores – PTA
Mira Catalina ES
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
The virtual assembly was awesome and the kids really enjoyed it! it was great! Thankyou so much!
Pina Ruperto – PTA
Bowling Green ES
Thank you for a great afternoon. The kids (and the grown-ups!) really loved your virtual show. It was the perfect combination of fun and motivational. I really appreciated how you adapted to incorporate the virtual world our kids are living in right now. Thank you so much!
Joanie Layden – PTO
It was awesome! We loved the virtual assembly!
Kathy Farrington – Librarian
Ridge Park ES
Thank you for the virtual assembly today. The students loved it! You were great with them. A few said they want to be basketball players now!
Jenel Giles – Lower School Director
Moorestown Friends School
The presentation was very well for virtual. I liked how it told students that it is not just talent, it is what kind of person you are.
Mary Keyes – PBIS
Indian Ave School
My daughter just watched your virtual assembly presentation for Moorestown Friends School. She loved your high energy and message of doing your best and to keep practicing. She wanted me to let you know that it was great! Thanks for your inspiring message and positive energy. She really enjoyed your work. Keep it up!
Chase – Parent
Moorestown Friends School
What I saw was INCREDIBLE and the feedback so far from kids on remote and in class was so positive. Corey engaged everyone virtually, both remote and in-school students. Really could not be happier. Thank you Corey for your energy, message, presence, and everything you did to connect with the students. We are thankful to have been able to work with you. Can’t thank you enough and hope to schedule again in the future.
Jennifer Melnick – Arts-in-Education
Barnum Woods ES
East Meadow, NY
Very engaging and interactive! It is difficult doing a school-wide assembly virtually, but Corey did a great job keeping it moving and keeping the students interest.
Jessica Blair – Assistant Principal
Thank you so much for the assemblies. It looked like kids had a blast! Nate loved it!
Claudia Mangeruga – Arts in Education
Thank you so much! Our students really enjoyed your virtual presentation, they loved it! Great way to tie-in being positive during these difficult times. Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future!
Janet Goodwin – Principal
Thank you for providing a high energy, engaging Virtual Assembly for our TK-6th grade students. Not only was the show entertaining and fun, it also provided an inspirational message about the importance of good character. Corey was amazing and really made a connection with our students.
Tara Klement – Education Services Specialist
Corey did a great job! Students were engaged in the virtual assembly and the message was well-received.
Tom Rawles – Principal
Corey was absolutely amazing! Our students and staff had a wonderful time, and we all felt so happy after the assembly. He made us all smile, most importantly. It was what we truly needed in this especially uncertain time. Please be sure to thank Corey on our behalf for a fantastic virtual assembly. We sincerely appreciate his time and energy.
Melissa Smilgys – PTO
We wanted to share with you what an amazing job Corey did last night for our school’s virtual assembly. The kids absolutely loved the entire program. Thank you so much and thank you to Corey for all of his time! We hope we can do something again in the future with Corey!
Jennifer Don Harrigan and Kailey Ruyeras – PTA
Sawyer Woods ES
Black Diamond, WA
Thank you so much! We enjoyed your virtual show. Hopefully we can have you back next year in-person!
Stephanie DeGaetano – Teacher
THAT WAS AMAZING! Thank you SO MUCH for your inspirational virtual program. On behalf of all the kids, parents, staff and PTA, THANK YOU!!
Santa Clara, CA
Corey was entertaining and engaged the students. We loved having him with us virtually!
Valerie Perez – Principal
Mountain Vista ES
Thank you, Academic Entertainment, and Corey The Dribbler for two excellent pre-recorded virtual assemblies! Thank you for being so flexible and understanding. Corey created two awesome videos for our school to be posted for Respect Week. It was a pleasure working with Academic Entertainment. Looking forward to working with you again next year as well!
Lisa Loeb – School Counselor
Reeds Road ES
Galloway Township, NJ
Thank you so much for your performance! I know performances in this virtual platform are sooo different and appreciate your enthusiasm, tricks and message which came through clearly even on a webinar!
Lorraine Pelaez – Principal
Lake Elsinore, CA
Hi again Corey! I just had to share an email a teacher just sent me with a student’s feedback about the assembly. “This was from one of my girls: I think it was to never give up and to be kind to others and that practice makes perfect. I learned some pretty cool basketball tricks like how to spin a basketball on my finger and the diamond cutter. I really had fun! This was probably my favorite Virtual Field Trip yet. I am pretty good at the diamond cutter. I really want to do another basketball zoom. THANK YOU COREY THE DRIBBLER!”
Lake Elsinore, CA
Corey The Dribbler’s Virtual Assembly got rave reviews from the principal, teachers, and most importantly the students. Everything worked out well!
Joanne Faherty – PTA
Valley View ES
Corey was fabulous!
MaryAnne Fisher – Assistant Principal
New York, NY
Corey the Dribbler was fantastic and we had a great turnout for our virtual assembly. Thank you for being so easy to work with!
Shannon Hyer – PTA
La Fetra ES
I tuned in for the show. I thought Corey was awesome. So professional and well spoken. The kids enjoyed the show and his message was spot on.
Cold Spring Harbor SD
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
The kids and staff really enjoyed the virtual show and message. My fourth graders left so many positive comments about the assembly.
Kristen Knapp – Principal
La Quinta, CA
That was an INCREDIBLE event last night. This has been such a tough year for our kids and I think your performance last night will probably be one of my favorite school memories of the entire year. We are only in our second year of existing as a school so these “BASH” (Blazer Activities Showcasing Happiness) nights are how we have been trying to create a sense of school community and your show was just perfect for that!
I remember seeing the Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square Garden when I was a kid, and it’s just incredible to watch all that skill! Thank you so much for how well organized this all was and just how engaging your whole show was. Truly memorable for us during this really tough year.
Sonya Sherrell – PTA
Palm Harbor, FL
Thank you for two great virtual assemblies! We’ve gotten great feedback from some of the kids. My own kids were totally engaged throughout (and are now trying to learn some new basketball tricks!) Thanks again!
Kathleen Bachiochi – PTA
Corey that was absolutely amazing!!!! Thank you so much! The messages about practice, not giving up, being respectful, responsible, and hard working were delivered in such a compelling manner! So entertaining and engaging! Your enthusiasm and energy shone through the screen – the next best thing to being in person!
Christine Morrow – PTO
Awesome job with your Virtual Assembly, Corey! You were so good and so inspirational! I’m grateful our students and teachers were able to hear your message. I will definitely recommend your program to other schools! Thank you!!
Erica Hughes – School Counselor
Thank you for presenting today at Forest Brooks Respect For All Week. We appreciate the amount of work and time that you put into making your presentation so exciting. I can tell you as I checked in on each classroom, the students and teachers were equally amazed and really enjoying their time with you. Thank you again for your time and energy!
Chelsea Falco – School Counselor
Forest Brook ES
Thank you and you did an awesome job. It was a great virtual presentation!
Harrison Jones – Recreation Director
Crownpoint Community School
Thank you so much for such a great virtual assembly!!!!!! The kids had such a blast and the teachers were texting me all throughout to tell me how awesome it was!! We appreciate your time and your enthusiasm for our students. Wishing you all the best!
Kerry Dwyer – School Counselor
The kids were engaged, entertained, and learned a powerful message that is so relevant to what they are going through today! Several staff and students have stopped me in the hallway to tell me how much they enjoyed the virtual assembly.
Maura Krakowski – Social Worker
You were amazing!!! Seriously fantastic! I can only imagine how good in person you would be, I hope we can bring you back next year! Such positive feedback already!
Gina Brinskelle – PTA
Woodward Parkway ES
We loved Corey the Dribbler, the kids had a great time. Corey was on time, prepared, and was very easy to work with from a coordinator’s perspective. He was very good at adapting the show as he saw the student’s reactions to his tricks. His message was positive and we enjoyed the hands on element of the show where the kids actually got to try out tricks. Fantastic.
Leana Cantrell – Events Planning Technician
Kings County Office of Education
Staff and students went out of their way to compliment me on this show. Never in my years of experience as a school administrator have I received such positive feedback about a school performance/assembly. Corey’s message was more than powerful and inspirational, I believe it be life changing for some of our youngsters. Thank you for such a great show, professionalism, and meaningful connections for our kids.
Kelly Moran – Principal
It was was a highly engaging assembly with a great message! He did an excellent job of interacting with students and staff to create a fun and positive experience.
Contessa Pelfrey – Principal
Corey was AWESOME! So enthusiastic, so engaging, so positive and with a message that resonated with kids in grades K-8 alike! His virtual performance was terrific!
Krista Grinkin – Student Services Supervisor
Thank you for delivering two fantastic assemblies with our children today; they LOVED every minute of it! Please keep it up; children need your message, and it is a most important one.
Shani Bruno – PTA
The assembly was a lot of fun. The kids really enjoyed it. It was interactive even though it was virtual.
Julie Burns-McAvoy – PTO President
Crystal Lake School
Corey was fantastic!!! He held the children’s attention and kept them involved. Corey’s dribbling skills were outstanding but his message was even better!
Justin Siesta – Principal
Windsor Bergen Academy
I did receive extremely positive feedback from the teachers and students. Students were excited and talking about the program to their parents when they went home. Here is a quote sent to me in an email from a third grade teacher, “My third graders LOVED the assembly! He was fun and exciting and just something different is so nice!” Really appreciate the efforts of our PTA to bring these virtual assemblies to us! We thank Corey for his amazing show and for bringing some excitement and fun into these difficult times! I would definitely recommend this virtual show!
Dina Allen – PTA
The Virtual show was well received by all. The kids loved Corey!
Bill DuBois – Teacher Liaison
I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed having Corey the Dribbler here at Grand Oak Elementary. Corey was amazing! He kept everyone entertained and we loved his message of working hard and showing respect! The students, the teachers and the administration all had a blast! He had everyone’s undivided attention from beginning to end and I heard from many parents that their children could not stop talking about him at home! Personally, I loved the message that he taught the children. I took it home and we have had many conversations applying it to our own lives! Thank you for helping to bring him to our school! We would highly recommend him to others in the future!
Kelly Duffy – PTA Programs Chair
Grand Oak ES
We have loved being able to host assemblies and it has been impressive that performers are still able to really deliver at the capacity in which we need them to virtually. Corey was absolutely a great performer, the kids loved him! I love using your company and it makes my job easier to have an established connection filled with great shows!
Melissa O’Brien – Teacher
Corey ‘s assembly was very entertaining! He shared a great character ed message while keeping the children interested and engaged. The kids loved it and the teachers gave rave reviews!!
Gayle Cassar – Vice President PFO
Kings Park, NY
Corey the Dribbler put on a very engaging show. I really liked the story he shared about his life and the determination he needed to get to where he is. He was able to put across the messages of kindness, hard work, persistence and resiliency to our students while entertaining them with basketball tricks. This was our first live virtual show and I have to say that he was amazing. This show was better than some of the live shows we have had. When things change hopefully in the next few years, I know we would love to invite him in person. Thank you all for having Corey as part of your assembly programs.
Karen Konstan – School Counselor
Corey was great. He captivated the students with his talent and relatable context. Awesome experience!
Nora Montero – Parent Coordinator
New York, NY
Corey was phenomenal. He was very engaging with the students and handled the whole zoom room effortlessly. We would love to book Corey in the future for another show, either virtual and in person.
Colette Grier – Field Trip Coordinator
Commonwealth Charter Academy
Corey was great with the kids and kept them engaged. He kept control of his show and had a great message for them. He was a very talented individual and both the boys and the girls from our school enjoyed the show.
Jennifer Geise – Secretary/PTO Board Member
Corey the Dribbler was awesome! He entertained the students the entire time with his humor and talent. They loved it!! This was one of our best assemblies ever. Thank you!
Suzanne Fitzsimons – Parent
This was by far our most exciting and favorite show! Corey was amazing! The students and staff had a great time! His message to the students about being respectful and working hard was inspirational to the students. We will definitely love to have him back.
Joanne Lowry – Administrative Assistant
Abraham Lincoln School
Oak Park, IL
Corey was amazing! Students enjoyed his talents and his experiences. We look forward to having him again.
Hector Varela – Dean
Corey was great. He totally was able to control the audience – was great working with the kids and left us with a good message! I would recommend this assembly.
MaryBeth Giammarco – Intervention Specialist
Thank you! Our kids loved Corey!
Jean Whitendale – Admin. Asst.
Four Creeks ES
Corey was amazing. The kids are still talking about him. So happy to have had him at our school! Thank you so much!
Loretta Sparacia Bartick – Cultural Arts Coordinator
John Pearl ES
Great show! Here is some feedback we got from our patrons:
“Very entertaining, upbeat/positive and encouraging event.”
“It was a great program and a lot of fun! Thanks for offering so many great programs!”
“Corey was very energetic and the entire audience was engaged. His skill and presentation translated well to Zoom. Very entertaining!”
“Corey was really engaging. Both my 11 and 4 year old enjoyed the talk. Thank you!”
“This was a wonderful presentation! Thank you for bringing us such a great range of programs to attend! Corey was a wonderful speaker, full of energy, and great with kids! Very entertaining!”
“He was a great enthusiastic speaker!”
Ashley Rice – Event Specialist
The show was wonderful! I am sure we will book him again.
Darlene Denny – Secretary to the Principal
Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy ES
Port Tobacco, MD
You were AWESOME! So far the best assembly we have had in years! Thank you so much!
Eunice Gois – Administrative Secretary
San Diego, CA
Corey was amazing. So much fun, incredibly engaging and the kids and teachers loved him. He was so personable and had a great story the kids could relate to. Hard work and respect. We looooved Corey and would recommend him to anyone!!
Jenny Handjian – PTA
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Corey the Dribbler was amazing, his message of perseverance and growth mindset was exactly what our kids needed and wanted. Our students and teachers, could not stop talking about Corey the entire day. They both came out with basketballs and were practicing his tricks for the remainder of the week. We would be open to having Corey present to our students next school year. Corey Rocks!!!
Carlos Quevedo – Assistant Principal
Four Creeks ES
Corey kept the kids engaged the entire assembly and it was a big hit in our school!
Michelle Vinci – PTA
Wonderful. The students loved the stunts. Goal setting and practicing is essential.
Michelle Curtis – Counselor
Flippin Public Schools
Corey did an amazing job. The students and teachers loved him. His message was clear and potent. He brought so much excitement out of the kids the entire time. Everyone was smiling for a while after the show. Our Principal was very happy with the assembly. Best show I have seen. Thank you for this opportunity.
Meenal Patel – Assemblies Coordinator
Grey Nun Academy
Corey was very engaging with the students. His message was well received. The students enjoyed interacting with him and trying the basketball tricks. Everything was very professional. We will recommend this program to other schools! Thanks!
Andrew Odell – Music Teacher
Worcester Central School
Corey did a great job and related to the students very well. We would love to have him back again in the future. We would highly recommend Corey to other schools.
Lori Cox – Guidance Counselor
Corey was amazing! My students LOVED it!
Dina Allen – Teacher
Pleasant Valley ES
Corey is dynamic! He is talented and motivating. Corey involved our students and made the experience exciting and meaningful for all! I heard several people say that Corey was the best presenter they had seen!
Natalie Lissy – Assistant Principal
Not only does Corey put on a spectacular show, he is also so good with kids! He was so easy to work with getting things set up and was so entertaining. What more could you ask for in a presenter? Keep up the great work!!
Ashley Rice – Event Specialist
Corey the Dribbler was enthusiastic and professional while presenting to both the 5th & 6th grade classes at Pennsauken Intermediate School. His character education message informed students that hard work builds success when achieving their goals. Students learned through his positivity and experience that they can accomplish anything if they put their minds and efforts towards what they want in life. Not only was Corey talented, he grabbed the attention of all students and staff with interactive activities, stunning tricks and witty charm, making the assembly exciting as well as educational.
Martha Shukdinas – Secretary to Principal
Pennsauken Intermediate School
Thank you! That was awesome. The assembly was wonderful. The students loved it! I really appreciate it!
Sharon Takacs – Title I
Brown City ES
Brown City, MI
It was the BEST assembly we have ever had!! Kids are still talking about it!! We will definitely be calling you next year.
Kim Morin – Teacher
Tenney Grammar School
The virtual show was engaging, interactive and entertaining!
Valerie Byrd – Parent Coodinator
He was amazing. He entertained the children while teaching them a valuable lesson. I can’t wait to have him back next year!
Michelle Hazen – Assistant Principal
Corey was AMAZING we had a great audience both times, I think each virtual event had over 50 kids that came. Corey was engaging, had a great presence and was very passionate about his message. We had a lot of great reviews from our patrons!
Natalie Kuypers – Senior Event Specialist
The show was AWESOME!!! Corey was great and the kids absolutely LOVED him! Thank you so much!
Carla Widell – Teacher
Corey was so engaging, energetic and personable. I had a range of ages in attendance and all were mesmerized by him, his amazing talent and his 4Rs message. I immediately heard from teachers and students that would love to see him again!
Elena Seminara – Arts Education Liaison
Staten Island, NY
The students were all engaged. They loved the show and understood his message. One of the best shows we’ve had.
Louise Disch – Assembly Coordinator
Corey was AMAZING! We have had several virtual presentations over the last year and Corey was by far the BEST! The kids were engaged and had so much fun. They are still talking about him. We can’t wait to have him back.
Christine Cutinello – School Counselor
Our students were absolutely fascinated and very entertained by Corey The Dribbler. He kept their full attention from the beginning all the way to the end. The show was supposed to be for 45 minutes. He and the kids were having so much fun that it did go over. He was amazing. I am so glad that we went with Academic Entertainment. Corey was committed and very professional. This was probably the absolutely best assembly we’ve ever had at VCS. Thank you so much.
Lisa Hinton – Counselor
Village Charter School
Thanks so much, Corey. The kids loved the assembly and the teachers loved your message. Hopefully we can have you back in the near future.
Kelly Sheppard – PTA
Our Lady of Hope School
Fantastic Assembly! Corey is EXTREMELY talented and he did an awesome job talking to our students!
Matt Dickersheid – Principal
Thank you so much. That assembly was awesome!!!! The kids had a great time. It was fantastic. We had our in-person and remote students participating. They all loved it.
Heather Iacoviello – Teacher
Corey was absolutely amazing. He was professional, kind, generous, and the kids ADORED him. I absolutely loved the content of the show, how he told the story and how he managed our crazy audience. Would recommend him to other schools! Thanks!
Kelley Sanabria – Cultural Arts Chair
Bellows Spring ES
Ellicott City, MD
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help in setting this up for our school!! The students and staff LOVED it! 5 out of 5 for Virtual Corey The Dribbler!
Jennifer Akerley – Student Support Interventionist
PD Graham ES
Corey’s Character-Education School Assembly program was excellent! He was so motivating, entertaining and kind. Corey really inspired our students with his message of respect.
Lisamarie Calandra – PTA Arts in Education Chairperson
Eugene Auer Memorial School
Lake Grove, NY
We have been in person, at school all year! However, kids have been confined to their classrooms only. They even ate lunch in their classrooms! We have not been able to have school assemblies or end of year field trips. Having a zoom assembly with Corey the Dribbler was perfect for the end of our school year celebration!! He was entertaining and kept all age-level kids engaged. Teachers were pleased with his presentation, students were excited to try his basketball tricks, and this principal was extremely grateful to be able to bring an assembly into the school using this unique venue. Thank you!
Susan Foster – Principal
Sioux Falls, SD
Corey was a great presenter, wonderful “crowd control,” and engaged the students and staff!
Mary Richards – Teacher
Virtual Corey The Dribbler was Great! Thank you!
Cynthia McDonald – Teacher
We were NOT disappointed with Corey the Dribbler! Our 6th graders LOVED this assembly! They were engaged and interested throughout the show…Corey had teachers and students up on their feet participating with him. Corey’s professionalism was appreciated as well…the assembly started on time, he was very adaptable to the venue (the gym had an area with a leaky ceiling), and he was very professional. His message of RESPECT was appreciated. Students were talking about the assembly for days afterwards!
Stacey Brinkman – 6th Grade Teacher
Central Manor ES
Washington Boro, PA
That was amazing! Thank you so much!
Kristen Meehan – Principal
The children loved Corey’s performance. You could hear the screams of happiness and laughter from the gymnasium in the office!
Carol Mays – Secretary
Upper Providence ES
Thank you so so much for a fantastic assembly! I know that all of our kids and staff loved you, and your message! Thank you again!
Mike Wierman – School Psychologist
Colton Creek School
Island Lake, IL
Corey was great. He was friendly and personable, read the audience great and the kids loved him. Thanks for putting on a great show!
Romy Pavolotsky – Mother
San Mateo, CA
Awesome, we had three Virtual Assemblies with Academic Entertainment this school year, they were all good, the kids liked all of them. However, Corey was the best, excellent energy, very interactive, encouraging participation, motivating, good message and excellent role model for the kids. We are looking forward to book a presentation next school year. Thank you.
Estrella Mendez – ELP Leader
Our students and staff enjoyed Corey The Dribbler’s School Assemblies very much! Great feedback from our staff. Corey is very exciting, nice and extremely entertaining!
Christine Stofan – Principal’s Secretary
Thank you so much for visiting our school online today. The students and teacher really enjoyed your assembly!!!! We appreciate the inspiration you bring as this has been such a tough year. Thank you again!
Michael Schanze – Principal
Lake Elsinore, CA
Our students and staff LOVED the assembly. The students stayed engaged the whole time. The students and staff really liked the end where Corey was doing tricks and called students and staff up. Thank You all for everything you do to bring this exciting experience to our school.
Jenni Ratner – Secretary to the Principal
Corey was great. He had a positive message and kept the students entertained and engaged!
Deirdre Mone – Principal
Iona Prep Lower School
New Rochelle, NY
We have had many Academic Entertainment assembly shows over the years and Corey The Dribbler’s school assembly did not disappoint. He was fun, entertaining, and he had a wonderful message. The kids and teachers loved him!
Brenda Ringer – Counselor
This show was great, even though it had to be done virtually. Nice job Corey! Thank you!
Danielle Colterman – Principal
St. Lawrence Central ES
Brasher Falls, NY
He was excellent…seamlessly incorporated our 4 R’s for PBIS into his performance!
Jamie Bouchelle – Assistant Principal
Thank you so much for an awesome assembly! The kids had so much fun watching your skills and interacting with you. The staff and I were amazed at how interactive the presentation was virtually, it really felt like you were in the room with everyone! Your assembly was a great way to finish out our Field Day week and school year. Thank you again and I hope our paths cross again. (p.s. I will be dusting off my basketball this weekend and practicing the diamond move!)
Kristin Trusa – Health and PE Teacher
Delaware Valley ES
Dingmans Ferry, PA
Thank you again. Corey The Dribbler was amazing with our kiddos today and we all LOVED the show! Thanks again for being so easy to work with and schedule with! Corey was AWESOME!
Nicole D’Ambrosio – Teacher
Bon Meade ES
Moon Township, PA
Just wanted to tell you how much we appreciated your zoom performance last week. The kids LOVED it! Having held our Palooza events as a live performances in years past, I was somewhat nervous about how this all would translate through zoom. Never fear! Your presentation was engaging and fun. Thanks so much for helping our students learn about perseverance and grit during this crazy time of COVID.
Ellen Ambler – Music Teacher
Mount Pleasant, SC
Corey was a HIT! Our students absolutely enjoyed his presentation. One of our best yet… Thanks for helping to make this happen, Whitney!
Paul Bratcher – Director
Rochambeau Alternative HS
White Plains, NY
Corey was so engaging, inspiring, and kid friendly! The students loved the show and everyone was so excited to get up and try his tricks. We would love to have him back next year!
Mary Kate Karle – Teacher
North Charleston, SC
We had Corey the Dribbler at our school and he was awesome! It was a wonderful assembly for everyone.
Celeste Scott – PTO
Thank you so much for the great virtual field trip today. The kids enjoyed themselves! It was a great presentation!
Missy Nagle – PTA
Stall Brook ES
Absolutely AMAZING assembly!!! The kids are still talking about it today!! Corey was incredible!!!! Thank you so much!! I will have to see what to schedule next for my spring assembly, it must be just as good. dramatic and energetic as Corey The Dribbler! I want our students and teachers to be talking about it the next day too!
Bonnie Yoder – PTA
South Abington ES
South Abington Twp., PA
Great Show! Students and Staff enjoyed it!
Kimberly DeLucia – Reading Specialist
Van Corlaer ES
Both our students and staff loved Corey’s program! Very entertaining, humorous, engaging and educational learning! He did a great job!
Mai Gruber – Vice Principal
Roland Rogers ES
Last nights performances were fabulous, Corey made quite an impression with students, faculty and parents.
Alison Mandell – PTA
Silver Creek MS
Always a gentleman! Tailors the program to fit the message we need to send. Good Role Model. Happy to work with him!
Sally Bulger – Principal
I just want to say thank you for coming out to HMES, the students really enjoyed it!
Van Son – School Secretary
Howell Mountain ES
Such a GREAT show! Our students and teachers LOVED Corey!!!!!! He is beyond great with the kids, reaches everyone with his amazing and inspiration story, and is crazy talented!!!! Our 4th graders immediately went back to class and wrote Corey the sweetest letters that we gave to him afterward. Corey is FIVE STARS!!!!!! Thank you so much for working with us to bring him to our schools!!!!
Heather Elkin – PTA
Silver Spur ES
Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA
Corey was tremendously engaging with our young students. We had to change the format at the last minute to adhere to our changing COVID protocols, but he worked with us to pull it off seamlessly. He created a truly memorable experience for our students and staff!
Blair Lambert – Principal
Amazing show, great message, tons and tons of fun!
Alex Woo – Counselor
Paradise Canyon ES
La Canada, CA
Our students really enjoyed Corey the Dribbler. He covered our school content well and really connected with all of our students K-8 the grade!
Kimberly Potter – Assistant Principal
Corey The Dribbler was entertaining, motivating, and loved by all!
Valerie Perez – Principal
Mountain Vista ES
Our students, teachers and PTO parents had a wonderful time with Corey. His show was fantastic and kept the students engaged. I would highly recommend Corey’s show to others.
Megan Fogg – PTO
Stony Lane Elementary School
North Kingstown, RI
So many staff members came to me (knowing I helped book the assembly) RAVING about the show and the message. Corey was extremely engaging and motivating to all of our students at both shows. Sometimes when you have such engaging actions, the message gets lost in the show. Not this time – students and teachers alike heard the message of dedication, hard work and doing what you love come through loud and clear. Many people have told me this was the best assembly we have booked in years. Thank you so much!
Rebecca Connelly – Teacher
Our students and teachers really enjoyed this show. It was high energy and engaging. Corey was very professional and did a fantastic job.
Carla Norris – School Counselor
Corey’s school assembly was awesome! The children and staff were fully engaged and his message was very appropriate and delivered honestly and professionally. We loved Corey The Dribbler!
Cassandra Sotelo – Vice Principal
Even though the assembly ended up being virtual, Corey did a great job! We really loved it!
Lisa Herrmann – Principal
Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School
Corey The Dribbler was great! The kids all loved him, especially our middle school students. He was engaging, informative, motivating, and talented. It truly was a great show!
Nicole Aguiar – Learning Director
Whitmore Charter School
Thank you so much for the amazing Show! The take aways the students learned were: NEVER GIVE UP! Learning and skills are not enough, showing respect and being a good person will help you reach your goals! Find a job that you love! The students in my class were fully engaged and enjoyed the presentation!!
Rebecca Schnetzer – Teacher
Corey The Dribbler was fantastic!! Great energy and a great message!
Kristal Barrigar – Learning Director
Thank you, the show was PHENOMENAL!!! My students LOVED it.
James Sterenczak – Principal
Yardville Heights ES
I received a lot of positive feedback already from Corey’s presentation today, so I wanted to thank you!
Vanessa Martyniuk – Vice Principal
Ridgefield Memorial HS
Corey was dynamic, engaging, and inspiring – even whole wearing a mask for his entire program! His positive messages about respect combined with jaw dropping dribbling skills were so positively received by or K-5 students, staff, and parents. He engaged wonderfully with our students, who all had such a fun time with this, our first in-person assemblies in close to two years@. Corey the Dribbler was a hit from start to finish!
Steve Raimo – Principal
This was one of the best assemblies we have had in a long time. The kids absolutely loved the assembly and Corey’s message was peppered in perfectly. Just the right amount of fun and serious!
Molly Webb – Principal
Resurrection Catholic School
Cherry Hill, NJ
Thank you! This was a great show. He had a great way of riling up the kids but then bringing them back into attention. Great crowd control. Great message. A real “feel good” assembly. Thank you!
Melanie Fiore – PTO Enrichment Coordinator
Robin Hood ES
Corey was amazing!!!! The kids and faculty loved him!!! He was very engaging and was excellent with the kids!!! They are still talking about his wonderful presentation!!! Thank you very very much!!!
Kianne Muschett – PTA
Parliment Place ES
North Babylon, NY
Corey’s show was truly inspirational and the perfect way to kick off our Red Ribbon Week. Corey sharing his story and teaching his tricks got the students really excited about being active, eating healthy, and striving to be people so they can achieve their dreams. Our principal and teachers were really impressed – their classes loved it!
Marisa Kelly – Red Ribbon Week Chair
San Marino, CA
Corey The Dribbler was amazing. Everyone loved him and the message he taught our children. And he was such a nice person! We’ll definitely be bringing his school assembly back again.
Suzanne Levy – Cultural Arts
Our Vice Principal said she heard many good reviews for Corey The Dribbler. I spoke with my two boys and two other students, and they liked his message and thought his tricks were great!
Kerri McMahon – PTA
Washington Oak ES
He was awesome. children had a great time while learning an important message.
Michelle Hazen – AP
Corey did an amazing job presenting at our Community Meeting. He kept my 8th graders engaged with his talent and his life story. His message about working hard, perseverance, and staying away from negative influences really hit home with my kiddos. I would love to have him come back next year! The message was right on point and he did a great job grabbing our kiddos attention!
Danielle Blair – Principal
Brook Charter School 8th Grade Academy
Corey was magnificent. He did whatever we asked, was kind and receptive to the children and the teachers thought he was phenomenal. My staff members could have watched this assembly for even longer.
Linda Cerino – Principal
St. Michael School
Kids LOVED it. From Kindergarten, to 6th grade, the kids were all engaged, and so enthusiastic, their screams could be heard outside the building. Corey did a wonderful job.
Alicia Harrison – Enrichment Committee
Oak View ES
Corey was such a treat for both students and staff!
JuLee Chapman – Program Specialist
This was the first time we had Corey the Dribbler at our school and he was absolutely amazing! Our children were engaged the ENTIRE time he was with us. Corey involved the students and teachers the entire assembly. On the way out, after Corey was finished, he shook every single students hand. The students asked if Corey could come back next year!!
Lisa Creelman – Parent Volunteer
Sacred Heart School
Mt. Holly, NJ
Corey The Dribbler did a fabulous job with his performance. He had a great message. Our students with severe and moderate cognitive disabilities loved the program and the interaction with Corey. Thanks for a great show and positive message. It was a wonderful performance!
Clark Haase – Assistant Principal
Lyle Torrant Center
We love Corey! His message is amazing and having him during our March Madness Basketball Tournament meant a great deal to the various teams. He had something to offer to everyone from Pre-K to 8th grade! Looking forward to having him visit us again!
Robyn Leszczynski – PTO
Immaculate Conception School
I wanted to thank you for arranging today’s excellent performance with Corey the Dribbler. He was prompt, professional, and most importantly, an awesome entertainer for our students. He taught them about overcoming obstacles, which was truly inspiring for them. Of course, his basketball skills are other-worldly; the students will not forget today.
Ben Francavilla – Teacher
Corey was awesome! Full of energy, receptive to the kids and gave a great message to them. His skills are awesome! We will definitely have him back! Thanks!
Melinda Heffron – Teacher
Solomon Plains JHS
Corey was wonderful. The students and school staff loved him! Great message he spreads!
Sharon Somekh – PFA
East Hills School
Corey was very personable! The kids loved his show. We had never had anything like it at our school before!
Erica Duffy – PTA
Corey arrived as scheduled and provided an outstanding program. He engaged our students, entertained them and challenged them with his READ program. Lastly, he made all of them feel positive about always giving their best efforts.
Pastor Paul Miklich – Principal
Christ Chapel Academy
Corey was beyond amazing!! He presented to our 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students and every grade raved about the show. Corey was energetic and that energy was felt by the students and teachers alike. He shared his story of persistence and focus in a way that really resonated with the students. We have received letters of appreciation from parents who heard from their children how special Corey was. He engaged the students and not only had their attention, but he was able to keep them in their seats! No small feat for an afternoon event. I cannot say enough about the experience that he offered our students. We would gladly invite Corey back to Connecticut!
Ronna Brier – PTA
We had students from PreK all the way to 5th grade and all of our students loved it. Corey was a lot of fun and super engaging with the students and staff. We all enjoyed his presence and passion. Our whole school enjoyed every minute and we love Corey! Thank you!!!
Sondra Miller – PTA
Kansas City, MO
Corey the Dribbler came to Union Chapel Elementary today. He is an incredibly gifted speaker, talented beyond belief with his dribbling skills, and most importantly he CONNECTS with his audience. His kindness and positive energy was something you could feel the second he began his presentation. We have 500 kids, K-5 at our school and there was not a single child in the gym who did not connect with him and receive his message. He was able to take the difficult task of motivating kids about life, skills, determination, hard work, and respect and get them enthusiastic about it all. He is the epitome of a GREAT entertainer with a positive message. It doesn’t get better than Corey the Dribbler!!!!!!!!!
I know you have a lot of programs to choose from at Academic Entertainment but I cannot imagine someone walking into a school and immediately connecting with the kids as he did. The energy he brought to the gym was AMAZING!!!! He is extremely talented, kind, and motivational. Oh and he is COOL and FUNNY and still HUMBLE. That is something that is difficult to achieve.. LOL!! The teachers in the hallway were pumped up when talking about what they had just seen. I have already gotten like 10 text messages from PTA moms saying “My kid just came home super excited talking about Corey the Dribbler.”
This was not another boring program – this was entertaining and educational. Maybe that’s how the name Academic Entertainment came to be!!!???? I was beyond impressed with him on every level. Thank you for allowing our school to book him and thank you for working with me. I appreciate it and thank you again!
Carolyn Miller – Cultural Arts
Union Chapel ES
Corey was amazing. He was fun and energetic for the students. His message about never giving up on your dream was encouraging to the kids. His tricks were very impressive and really wow’d the crowd. A true professional and very gracious. Thanks, Corey — best to you in the future!!
Tammi Moes – Assemblies Coordinator
Manhattan Catholic Schools
I am so happy we were able to have Corey at our school. Not only were his basketball skills AMAZING, he kept the kids engaged the whole time while still sending a valuable message about kindness and working hard in school. He was awesome and we would recommend him to anyone!
Tara Garcia – Library Media Specialist
Kansas City, MO
Corey was awesome and really got the students and staff involved! I had a lot of students/staff thanking me for bringing Corey to our school. He took extra time to sign autographs. His message was amazing! He is very talented.
Angela Glaves – Counselor
The students really enjoyed the show. He kept the students attention for the entire time. Thank you.
Willett Nanton – Assistant Principal
New Millennium Business Academy MS 328
Corey was amazing. The students were engaged from start to finish and his message was very well received. Many of my students and staff told me that it was the best presentation they have seen at school.
Scott Uppena – Principal
We loved Corey’s ability to connect with the audience, all the way from kindergarteners to 8th graders. His feats were fabulous, of course, but more important was the message he sent to our students about commitment to goals and the importance of respect and hard work. We will definitely have Corey back another time!
Kristen Huff – Vice Principal
Bryn Athyn Church School
Bryn Athyn, PA
Corey was absolutely AMAZING! He had wonderful control of the students and kept them engaged the entire time. He told a great story that the students could learn from and tied it in to engaging activities. This was definitely the best assembly I have ever attended and would recommend Corey to other schools for assemblies!
Rachel Kleinfelter – Teacher
Boiling Springs, PA
The students love Corey. The interaction is great and they love the tricks.
Finola Burton – Parent Coordinator
East NY Elementary School of Excellence
Corey was FANTASTIC! The kids loved him. We will definitely book again!
Diane Furlong – Grade Level Leader
Gardiners Ave ES
Thank you! The kids loved him and they loved the fact that he played a basketball game with them. I think that made what he talked about really matter and definitely made a big impact. They will remember this for years to come.
Stephanie Diaz – RAPP Specialist
It was an AWESOME assembly. Teachers were texting me all day telling me how great it was. Thank you SO much!
Jennifer Carr – PTO
Pleasant Valley MS
This was an awesome show for our 450 kids! They were entranced the whole time. I appreciated the balance between fun and a great message too.
Beth Williams – PTO
Awesome show, the students enjoyed it.
Tenesia Crook – AP
Kids loved him. He was fun and had a great message. Just a note most of the girls loved him and said he was great.
Caroline Schozer – Assistant Principal
Seaford Harbor ES
Corey was very entertaining, very inspiring. Kids and parents talked about him for months! Thanks to him we will use the company in upcoming school year.
Asia Smith – PTO
Corey was awesome! The kids enjoyed it and he was so nice!
Tara Trotta – PTA
West Islip, NY
He was great and really connected with students and staff!
Joe Williams – Principal
Walnut Street ES
Corey was dynamic, engaging, and thoroughly entertaining. His message about the importance of good character was the perfect way to kick of our Week of Respect activities. Thank you for a great show and an even better lesson about being a good student, team mate, and person.
Barbie Ledyard – Principal
Upper Deerfield Township Schools
Corey is always well prepared, fun and engaging for the students. We have him yearly. Thank you!
Matthew Younghans – Principal
Little Tor ES
New City, NY
Corey was awesome! To start, he was great with communication. This is always helpful when scheduling assemblies to know when to expect the speaker, and what they will need. He was on time, also clearly very important to us! The kids LOVED him – the most important thing to us! He really captured their attention and spoke their language. He had a great message, that the students were invested in hearing. He was very entertaining and I received many compliments from our staff for booking this assembly. Please let Corey know we were extremely grateful to have him and I will definitely recommend him to other schools!
Stephanie Silver – School Counselor
Mary S. Shoemaker ES
Corey was fantastic. Probably the best family engagement nights we have ever had. Corey stayed until every last student got a picture and an autograph even though he had a 7 hour drive ahead of him. Corey was great with the kids and their parents, he provided a really spectacular show, and he involved the kids in his show. I absolutely recommend!
John Van Wyck – Director of Student Services and Federal Programs
Page County Public Schools
Corey was magnificent! He did an excellent job of engaging the students and teachers with a fun activity, while tying in an interesting story of determination and commitment using a growth mindset! He was the perfect finale for our Week of Respect 19-20.
Veronica Conover – School Counselor
High Mountain MS
North Haledon, NJ
Corey the Dribbler was AMAZING! He held the attention of all our students. The students loved him and were completely engaged in his presentation. We loved his entertainment and loved that he was able to share positive messages throughout it.
Angela McLean – Teacher
Nelson Avenue MS
We enjoyed having Corey at our school. The kids really loved him. He was so polite and easy to coordinate with. Also, he really held the attention of the children – they were absolutely captivated by him. Both my boys told me the kids were talking about the assembly all day!
Lisa Grant – Assembly Chair
Tam Valley ES
Mill Valley, CA
Corey did not disappoint! Our school has continued to rave about how encouraging his READ message proves to be. His enthusiasm is unparalleled. Our students went away from the assembly with the exact impression we were hoping to embody; you can be anything you want to be when you keep your eye on the end goal, strive to be the best you, and make the right environmental choices and remain drug free. Big shout out to Corey and Academic Entertainment for being such a professional, inspiring company. Thank you!
Melissa Rawlins – Red Ribbon Week Chair
Every student and teacher I spoke with enjoyed the show and had great things to say about it. Students were able to talk about Corey’s message and found him to be very positive and motivational. He went above and beyond to connect to the students and performed a high-energy and engaging show. His control of the audience was phenomenal! Thank you for providing such a wonderful show!
Mary Sommerfelt – Teacher
Sycamore Hills ES
We had two shows performed by Corey; one for our elementary and one for our middle school. Both shows were excellent and the students absolutely loved them. It was both motivational and interactive for the students. Many students left the gymnasium and stated that it was the best assembly they have ever had!
Jacqueline Dingman – Counselor
Divine Mercy Academy
Corey was fantastic! The students and faculty enjoyed the interactive assembly. We hope to schedule another future assembly.
Amy Chacharone – PBIS
Corey was absolutely amazing! We are so happy that we booked him. The kids and staff loved him and his message.
Chrissy Ioiacono – PTA
Family School 32
Corey is amazing! Thank you for the recommendation. We love him!
Ally Kahler – PTSA
Lakelands Park MS
It was an awesome show. Our students loved the show. The message was perfect and we would love to work with this company again for future shows.
Nicole Callaway – PE/PBIS
Corey the Dribbler was fabulous! His show was entertaining, engaging and inspiring! We received so many comments afterwards from students and staff about how this was one of the best assemblies we’ve ever had!
Maureen Crabtree – PTSA
Peter Kirk ES
This was a great show. The message was awesome and his willingness to stay around after show and sign autographs and take photos was fantastic. I would definitely encourage others to check this show out!!
Bruce Porubek – Principal
5 out of 5 in all categories. Addressed NYS Standards, Grade Level Appropriate, Hands-on Student Involvement, Interaction with Student Audience. Overall we would recommend this program to other districts. It was wonderful! This was our second time having Corey The Dribbler – well spoken, engaging, and a positive message!
Amanda Denno – Assistant Principal
WH Barton School
The show was great! Corey was able to capture the student’s attention by his tricks and stressed the importance of good character from being a student to an adult. Teachers and students were able to participate. I look forward to getting him back to our school in the future.
Marlene Tuano – Primary Teacher
John Hanson Montessori School
Oxon Hill, MD
Our students and staff enjoyed the show. It was entertaining and engaging for the students with a good message.
Travis Howell – Principal
The assembly was amazing! This assembly was extremely entertaining with a wonderful message.
Stephanie Primavera – Principal
Fair Lawn, NJ
Thank you for coming to our school. The students and staff really enjoyed themselves. Corey was great!
Doreen Caravella – Paraprofessional
Rugby School at Woodfield
Corey was awesome! We loved his show. Thank you!
Stephanie DeGaetano – Teacher
Corey was all that we expected. He had a strong message, he thrilled the boys with his skill, and involved the audience. He then stayed to do autographs.
Lynn Duvall – Assembly Coordinator
The Fenn School
Corey entertained the Ward Hall audience with basketball skills and tricks that challenged the reflexes of student and faculty volunteers, but also dedicated equal time to a talk about his life journey of successes and challenges and the value of resilience and perseverance.
Cate Waldeck – Parent’s Association
The Fenn School
I have been told by the school administration it was the best show I have ever brought into the school. I think that says a lot. Thank you so much for making our PTO look good!
Mary Ioven – Treasurer
We had a great time with Corey! Lots of great feedback! Corey was great! Fun, energetic and really captivated both of our groups! He adjusted well to the older vs. younger group and we had a lot of compliments and good feedback!
Jill Fithian – PTA
Sol Feinstone ES
Corey’s presentation was both fun and informative! He truly is a professional and knows his audience. Both the students and teachers were amazed with his talent! Everyone participated with enthusiasm and listened intently to his story which emphasized many character traits and life-long lessons. As a school we would highly recommend him to any school – simply amazing!
Susan Toth – PE Teacher
Our Lady of Grace School
Corey was AWESOME! The kids and adults LOVED HIM!
Nicole Welsh – Coordinator
Our Lady of Mercy School
Corey was amazing. The kids loved him. Thank you for a great show.
Cristine Pergola – PTA Cultural Arts Chair
New Hyde Park Road School
New Hyde Park, NY
We invited Corey to provide an uplifting and motivational experience for our 6th and 7th grade students and were completely amazed at his performance! His show was energetic and funny while having a very relatable and real story. Our kids could not stop talking about it throughout the rest of the week! Thank you!
Robin Oliveri – Assistant Principal
Corey the Dribbler did a great job in the 45 minute presentation. He was prompt, professional, and very pleasant with staff and students. His message connected with our students. We were happy to have Corey with us!
Shane Trager – Principal
Corey did an amazing job. He had the students engaged from the start. Not only did the students enjoy his dribbling skills, but they were also very interested in how he reached his goal of becoming a Harlem Globetrotter. We would love to have Corey come back again!!
Abigail Fandakly – Enrichment Chair
University Hills ES
Rochester Hills, MI
Corey was amazing! He was full of energy and had the students laughing and engaged the whole time. We really enjoyed his show and would have him back in the future.
Ashleigh Duclos – PTA
Corey was engaging, entertaining, and had a great and clear message. He was extremely easy to work with.
Heather Usher – Reading Assembly Team
Lake George ES
Lake George, NY
The students thought it was really awesome and keep asking to see him again! When asked what they learned, the students responded with positive messages about staying in school, working hard, and being a nice person in order to achieve their goals. They got the message while having a good time and being amazed by entertaining tricks!
Rebecca Benjamin – Literacy Specialist
Pleasant Valley ES
Corey was AWESOME…. Finding a show that engages 4th and 5th graders is tough. Not with Corey. His skills are top notch and he kept the kids on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
Paul Pallagi – Assistant Principal
Thank you for an engaging presentation with such an important and powerful message for our students and staff! We strive to teach our students the value of persistence, resilience and hard work and instill good values and the importance of kindness. Your story and your presentation tied in beautifully with what we believe here in TAOTS.
Theresa Tisdall – Assistant Principal
I just want to thank you for your engaging, motivating and inspirational virtual assembly that you presented to PS 682 on April 9th. As I stated on the Zoom, this was one of the best assemblies that we have had and it was our first live virtual assembly!
Our school community would also like to thank you and send their appreciations.
Karen Konstan – School Counselor
Thank you for teaching us to bounce a basketball, and to do some fun tricks. We enjoyed learning how to spin the ball! We loved watching you, especially when you did tricks with many basketballs at once. Many of us have been practicing the tricks you taught us, and some of us even asked for a basketball. Corey, we are going to keep practicing and not give up on our dreams. Thank you for showing us anything is possible! We hope you come back to visit TOATS again!
Dear Cory, Thank you for the amazing show! You showed us really cool tricks like spinning the basketball on your fingernail, the diamond cutter and dribbling six balls at once! We think you are the best dribbler! Thanks for teaching us to never give up and always keep trying. We look forward to seeing you next year. We’ll keep working on those cool tricks you showed us. Thanks again!
Thank you for performing for us, your basketball tricks astounded us all. It seems impossible that you joined the Harlem Globetrotters in just one year, but your story of hard work, persistence, and kindness made it believable. You told us that if you practice you can master basketball, but not just that, you told us all that with a little practice and time you could achieve anything. But in the end of your story, kindness was all that mattered. You were kind and hardworking in school letting you join the Harlem Globetrotters. That’s not as easy as you said it though, sometimes it’s hard to make sure you don’t use your anger on someone else, but you did it. You told us that good sportsmanship is not just important in basketball, that kindness is not just for school, you told us that with kindness, persistence and practice we could do anything, and we will remember you for that.
Thank you so much for having the assembly for TAOTS! Thank you for teaching and showing us your tricks. They were really cool! One cool part was when you dibbled six balls. Another cool part was when you shared with us how you were on a sports team. You taught us to follow our dreams and how to do the trick with the ball on our back. We hope to see you again!
The third grade class, 231
Thank you for sharing with us the trick you could do with 6 basketballs. We also liked when you were spinning the basketball on your head and the book. We practice trying your tricks every day. We also practice the diamond cutter. We loved your show so much and hope you could come back soon. Thank you for performing for our school. It was amazing!
First Grade Class 208
Thank you for teaching us all of those cool basketball tricks like spinning a ball on your finger. Also, thank you for telling us about how you got onto the Harlem Globetrotters because from your story, we learned that, in life, you should never give up when things get tricky and to go after your dreams. In addition, we thought it was really cool how you dribbled 6 balls at a time; this taught us to work hard instead of just giving up. You also taught us that it’s important to be a good student because in order to make your basketball team you had to be both good at basketball as well as a great student. Therefore, thank you for doing the assembly for TAOTS. It was really fun and entertaining! All of the students really enjoyed it! Please come back soon!
All the Dreamers in 3-222
I heard great things about Corey The Dribbler’s virtual show!
Dana Rogoff – Cultural Arts
My son gave it an 11 1/2 out of 10 and said he wants Corey to come back next year! Thank you for your patience and help. Glad we were able to make it work!
Nicole Levy – Cultural Arts
Teachers and students loved Corey. Thank you for a wonderful presentation!
Justin Gabrus – Assistant Principal
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