Learning from Nature how to overcome adversity and celebrate diversity.
John Steele Photography

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“This morning our eighth grade students attended your presentation, and I have to tell you that it was one of the best things that I have ever seen. The students were clearly fascinated and well entertained by what you had to say. I really think that your message resonated with all of them, and I am hopeful that they will incorporate what you have taught them in to their own lives. Your message resonated with all of us adults in the audience as well.”

-Chris Eagan
Wilbraham Middle School Spanish teacher


“Chuck presented a serious topic in a way young people can relate to. I know I will use some the strategies next time I get into a fight.”

-Maranacook High School student


“Chuck’s presentation was a perfect summation for our tolerance classes.”

-St. George School counselor


“Chuck knew how to engage the students from start and they walked away with a very important tool.”

-Wiscasset Middle School principal

Through a visually powerful and relatable presentation, Chuck C. Nguyen, empowers students and adults to celebrate and embrace diversity in their schools and communities.  Chuck uses humor and heart to share his vivid childhood of Vietnam and the drastic and at times painful challenges of coming to and fitting in in America.


The one-hour, 'Story of Water' school presentation demonstrates:
• A story of assimilation and the importance of education and resiliency, as the great equalizers to adversities.

• How to build resiliency in young people by empowering them to tell their stories with courage, acceptance, and confidence.  

• The purpose and types of bullying and harrassment, and how we can take positive and non-violent approaches to create a safe and nurturing climate in their lives, school, and work.

• How educators, managers, and parents can nurture individual uniqueness and celebrate diversity in schools, workplaces, and the communities.