Category Archives: Kudos

Virginia Governor Mark Warner in Radford University Commencement Address (May 3, 2003)

“You all know Chris Skinner. A couple of years back, he was in a terrible car accident. Just 700 yards from his destination, the car he was traveling in lost control and flipped over. The crash injured his spinal cord. … Continue reading

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Leadership Conference on Substance Abuse in Virginia Beach

“At the outset, I want to reiterate that yours was the most inspirational address I have ever heard, on any topic, given by anyone, regardless of age or title! You captivated all of us with your powerful message of self-responsibility, … Continue reading

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Red Ribbon Week, Drugs Don’t Work Campaign

“Calhoun and Gordon County, Georgia is still a buzz from the excitement of your message. We have heard many positive comments about your visit. Students went back to the classroom discussing the importance of making the right choices in life, … Continue reading

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Featured speaker at Cave Springs High School, Roanoke, VA

“It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Mr. Chris Skinner for your school’s next guest speaker. Chris is an amazing young man who will simply energize your students to make better decisions in life.” “Chris was a speaker for us … Continue reading

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Featured speaker at Radford University

“Chris Skinner is an exceptional young man who has a lot to say to college students and other young adults. His story is one of courage and perseverance. Chris takes a tragic accident and transforms it into a story of … Continue reading

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Featured speaker at Norfolk Collegiate School, Norfolk, VA

“I can’t begin to tell you what a huge impact Chris had on our students! SO MANY students and teachers have told me that Chris really touched them and made them think. I’ve never seen our students so attentive in … Continue reading

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Responses from Parents…

“My boys were both very moved by the morning’s assembly. In fact all my b-ball carpool boys said that it was the best assembly they had ever attended. My son went up afterwards and spoke briefly with Chris to thank … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker at Commonwealth Youth Conference for Leadership Effectiveness (CYCLE) held at Virginia Tech

“The story that you share is very powerful and it can be seen around the room that our conference attendees are listing. As we worked all week helping our attendees understand the consequences of a decision, you achieved that goal … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker at George Wythe High School

“I would like to thank you for the time you spent with the junior and seniors prior to their prom and graduation. Your message was powerful and left a lasting impression with our students and staff. The success of our … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker at Smithfield Baptist Church

“On behalf of the church family, I wish to express to you my appreciation for your willingness to share your story with us. Your story has a very powerful message, especially for our young people. It is so important for … Continue reading

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