In addition to his speaking engagements and products Jim offers two valuable programs:
Put On Your Armor(SM) Assembly/Show
armoring children with love against drugs, crime & violence!
Put On Your Armor (SM), a non-profit (501-C-3) Community Outreach program, presents school assemblies and programs of excellence dedicated to "armoring" children with love. Put On Your Armor (SM) works in partnership with schools, local governments, civic organizations, media, corporations, churches, and individuals.
Put On Your Armor (SM) was founded in 1989 by "Armadillo Jim" Schmidt. "Armadillo Jim" and his mascot, Arnie Armadillo®, have been traveling to schools, fairs, and special events since 1980. For twenty-seven years "Armadillo Jim" and his Armadillo Rangers™ have traveled internationally to audiences totaling over several million including:
Master of Ceremonies for The Presidential Inaugural Celebration of President George H. Bush and the Gubernatorial Inaugural Celebration of President George W. Bush
1000 schools in 30 states and Canada
Over 300 television shows such as Nashville Now, Regis & Kathie Lee, Crook & Chase, Maury Povich, and The Nickelodeon Network
More than 700 conventions
North America's most prestigious fairs, festivals and special celebrations
National fund-raisers like Chili for Children benefiting the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
For more information please visit www.PutOnYourArmor.org
I Cried Too Assembly / Products
Jim and his crew present assemblies and programs of excellence dedicated to helping children who are grieving. I Cried Too™ is a product sponsored by the Put On Your Armor (SM) Foundation working in partnership with schools, local governments, civic organizations, media, corporations, churches, and individuals.
I Cried Too™ was created in April of 2000 as a grief recovery project for children featuring a children's book, CD, and companion plush bunny rabbit, named Abundance™. It was chosen by the Pentagon as their official bereavement gift for the children who lost a mom or dad on 9-11 & now the War In Iraq.
The I Cried Too™ project received a special proclamation from New York City and appreciation letter from First Lady Laura Bush. I Cried Too™ brings hope & healing to anyone who has experienced a tragedy. The Schmidt's, Jim and Sheila with their teenage children, Blake and Fiona co created the project and are recognized for their testimony, media, I Cried Too™ story, and songs. The program offers an array of talent with a message of hope to those who are hurting.
" Thank you for your efforts to restore hope and faith to the lives of children who have suffered tragedies."
-First Lady Laura Bush
"This story uniquely touched my soul.
Most children too often blame themselves in time of loss
and tragedy. I Cried Too™ is a resource that will help your
child say, "It's not my fault."
- Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Sou®
Co-author, The One Minute Millionaire
For more information please visit www.ICriedToo.org