For High and Middle Schools
It’s all about choices-and it’s Charlene Rose’s choice to go to schools to share a delicate combination of knowledge and information on crucial topics affecting teens and their families. She draws from her vast experience as a youth leader as she shares from her own personal challenges and triumphs. These include broken homes, teen pregnancy, bullying, suicide and drug and alcohol addictions - all to help others make better choices. Steve chimes in briefly tackling alcohol abuse and guiding students to make choices to help reach their personal potential and fulfill their purpose. It’s not all serious as the Rose’s provide laughs and smiles.
The Char’s Choice team knows that as your AODA budgets are shrinking the addiction- related challenges in your community are increasing! That’s why we want to bring an urgent message to you that tackles the issues and there is no one better for that job than Char Rose along with her husband Steve. Scroll down for their Bios.
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About the Roses
As a child Charlene was the 5th child in a family of eight children. At 8-years-old she was put into a foster home. At 10, she was moved out of town with her siblings only to be separated again by 12. At 13, she suffered the loss of her brother Billy in a tragic drug and alcohol-related car accident spiraling her into her own drug use. At 15, she became pregnant. She became a mother and was married by 16. By 18, she had two children. Miraculously, at 19, she was delivered from drug addiction. At that time she came to her faith. For many years Char has served as a women’s leader and teacher in her church and is a popular conference speaker. For over five years she worked in a K-12 private school system where she wore many hats including administration. She served as a youth leader for many years as well as a camp counselor for four years. She has also managed a national vitamin and nutrition store. Today, she serves as a source of hope by helping others see that they are able to make better choices. She and husband Steve-who joins her on tour-live in Wisconsin.
He burst onto the scene in 1996 with the book “Leap of Faith: God Must Be a Packer Fan” birthed from his time working in media with members of the Green Bay Packers. To date he’s written five books and created and produced the 13-week “Coincidence or Godincidence” TV show sponsored by Johnsonville Sausage. Along with his wife Charlene, Steve is serving as executive producer of "Only 16: Tragedy of 2 Billys". Life’s not always been easy for Steve due to some wrong choices. On April 15, 1991-feeling his life heading down a deadly path-he chose to get into treatment for alcoholism. Today he is successfully 25-years-sober. He’s encouraged and spoken to hundreds of audiences about hope and purpose.
For For High and Middle Schools
Only 16: Tragedy of 2 Billys
This heart-wrenching and dramatic documentary details the sudden, unexpected and tragic deaths of Billy Farr and Billy Strassburg, two vibrant, popular and athletic 16-year-old teens, who with their whole lives ahead of them, lost their lives suddenly in separate high-speed alcohol-related high-speed car crashes. The timing of the TV and school release is to reach teens and their parents during the Homecoming season to share the risks and perils of underage drinking; the fragility of life and coping and healing through deep grief and loss. Charlene Rose, Billy Farr's sister, plays a significant role in the film and shares in great detail with students how her tragedy through the loss of her brother turned her life upside down. Billy Farr, a fun-loving and kind teen, died March 30, 1975, just minutes after the breaking of Easter morning, after getting into a car with an adult who was intoxicated. Billy Strassburg, who served as Prom King just weeks prior, was alone after a night of partying and drinking when he missed a curve in the early-morning hours of June 16, 1976.
Charlene Rose, Billy Farr's sister, leads a discussion on the issues with the students, but her husband Steve and friend and teammate of Billy Strassburg's will chime in. We are booking a limited amount of first-come-first-served school assembly and/or classroom presentations that are 25-to-45 minutes in length. They include a showing of the 21 minute version of Only 16: Tragedy of 2 Billys. Click here to watch the trailer. Be sure to inquire about multiple school same-day discounts.
The message of this presentation is ideal for Homecoming, Holiday, Spring Break and Prom seasons.
Click here to request a presentation or call 920.427.7775 to learn more and set up a brief phone conference to learn how to bring this presentation to your area!