Meet Christina Frei
In this age of video games, computers and iPods, is it really possible for one woman to break through the techno-barrier and capture the eager attention of teens?
Absolutely! Especially when that woman is Christina Frei, the Youth Motivational Speaker, featured on the Today Show and NBC News 4 NY.
What teens will never get from electronic devices – or even books, for that matter – is the outrageously dynamic, one-of-a-kind educational experience Christina offers.
Drawing on her talents as a performer, Christina is a master at story telling. In her interactive school programs, she has shown young folks how they can make a difference in the world. Said Sarah Evans from the Jewish Community Center,“Who knew learning about history and leadership skills could be so much fun?“
Using interactive performance, Christina brings to life the accomplishments of past American presidents and innovators. With her distinctive spin on the value of historical personalities, she paints a vivid picture of how the imagination and resolve of figures from the past can help propel youth forward into lives of success and happiness.
Like her presentations, Christina’s background is vast and colorful. She graduated cum laude from Wellesley College with a bachelor’s in American Studies and also spent time studying French at the Sorbonne in Paris and in Switzerland. She has performed and taught Comedy Improv since 2008, and has performed in several plays in Fairfield County, CT. She also belongs to BNI Edge, a high-powered networking group in Stamford, CT, where she has just been nominated the educational coordinator.
Christina has presented her programs at schools, libraries, and historical societies all around Connecticut.
She has also written a book, 5 Rockstars of the American Revolution: Surprising Stories and Big Life Lessons of the Founding Fathers.
Throughout her stimulating background, Christina has cultivated a truly integrative approach to teaching. She is interactive, passionate and humorous and relates to teens in an easy, approachable way.
All in all, Christina has a gift for facilitating a lively connection between students and the greats of American history. By opening this door to the powerful forces of the past, she shows young folks how creativity, exploration and self-motivation can be combined into a lifetime habit of educational success.