I've been to Indiana a few times now in the past couple years and I've gotta say, that state can go from gigantic city, to 'Where are we' middle of nowhere. Don't misunderstand me though, when I say, "Where are we?" I don't mean that in a bad way. The drive to Culver, Indiana from Indianapolis airport was about 2.5 hours long and I didn't see much on the way there. When we finally arrived, however, I was treated with one of the coolest places i've been to and will definitely not be soon forgotten.
Turns out Culver Acadamies, in Culver Indiana is one of the best college/military prep schools in the world and boy does it have HISTORY! The opioid epidemic has taken my work to a lot of historical parts of the United States, like Savannah, Georgia but this place, Culver Acadamies, was amazing. Students come to this prep school from all over the world. There is a large population of students who've come from Mexico & China. This School has a library that was built by Michael Huffington, has a arena where students play polo, two hockey rinks, a real life entrepreneur class that students can get into that allows them to run a onsite coffee shop, dorms, the nations top boys lacrosse team and MORE! I spent hours before the presentation touring this amazing campus and learning all about it. Honestly, these types of things I never dreamed of when I wanted to be a motivational speaker, my focus has always been on helping people, but this is a major perk!
The presentation went extremely well, the boys were extremely respectful, as you might expect at a military campus. After the speech concluded I helped the commander hand out awards for a competition the boys had just finished up. I'm extremely grateful for my opportunity to pass through Culver, Indiana to make a lasting impact! It's a time I will not be forgetting!