Inspiring Students

Air1's Dare to Dream is a multi-media School Development program for students across America that tackles hot topics like bullying, drugs, low self-esteem and the importance of positive friends. The assemblies feature powerful stories from athletes, artists, and influencers, and are provided free-of-cost to the schools.

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Student Programs

Through multiple avenues of Live Events, Video content, follow-up guides, goal-setting tools, social media and more, Air1’s Dare to Dream partners with school administrations across the US to inspire students to Dare to DREAM.

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Meet Your Presenters

D2D uses powerful stories from athletes, artists, and influencers who are experienced in reaching and connecting with young people.

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Otis Amey

Otis Amey is a former record-setting S.F. 49ers wide receiver & punt returner who grew up in Union City, California. His home life growing up was a constant struggle due to living with an alcoholic father, but his athletic and scholastic life was thriving immensely! His first game was at Candlestick on 9/11, where he scored a 75-yard touchdown the first time he ever stepped on the field. That highlight made the ESPN Top 10 Countdown. Following his seven-year career in football, Otis spent four years in sales as he began to work on launching a motivational speaking business focusing solely on positively impacting youth.

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Erin Weidemann

Erin Weidemann is a former Penn State University All-American softball pitcher and first baseman. She is a 5 time cancer survivor, teacher, and sports coach turned professional author and founder of Bible Belles.

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Tyler Campbell

Son of NFL Hall of Famer and Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. San Diego State University Graduate, former athlete, public figure, and speaker “TC Speaks” is known for his inspiring personality that encourages self-confidence and respect for others. He is a proud husband and father to three beautiful children.

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Randy Rich

At 5’9” and 180 lbs, Randy Rich defied expectations by playing defensive back for the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos. In 1977, he helped take the Broncos through their championship run and into Super Bowl XII. He currently serves as Vice President of “Air1’s Dare to Dream” program, inspiring students to know that they were specifically created for a unique purpose; and that they have the ability and opportunity to achieve that purpose by making the right choices.

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Mark Ornelas

Mark is a nationally recognized spoken word poet, singer, and speaker. He uses his story and creativity to inspire thousands at conferences, concerts, festivals, and schools across the country. Mark talks about addiction, life choices, circle of trust, and labels.

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Bryan Hopper

Bryan brings a message of hope and believing in your dreams. He overcame poverty and a life of drugs and crime and is now a successful business leader, influencer, and motivational speaker. Bryan currently serves as the Program Manager of Air1’s Dare to Dream program.

"During this presentation, it really shed some light on my life. I have been struggling tremendously. From OCD to depression it has not been good. I have been struggling with the negative thought that I am not enough. That my dreams and aspirations don't matter. It has been hard to find the motivation to chase my dreams. D2D reminded me that I am relevant, I am important, my dreams are important. Thank you so much. I think you have saved me some hardships. Keep doing what you are doing."

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