CARTHAGE, MO.--- Carthage students hear from motivational speakers about how to live a fit life.
"Everybody is so perfect on the inside, and that all we need to find is who we are. Just rise above in all aspects of life," said Dylan Dreiling, TeenFit Co-founder.
That was the message to Carthage students today. TeenFit Co-founder Dylan Dreiling and his mother Christy led the assembly.
"We have these two unique stores, but they are both real and so emotional," said Christy Dreiling, TeenFit Mentor.
Their aim is to encourage kids to express their individuality, and change their physical health and emotional balance for the better.
"Society has forced us to conform to this image of what people should live up to," said Dylan.
Students hope the assembly encourages their peers.
"To be themselves. I really enjoyed it, because I've been bullied before, and it really helped," said Quinn Nelson, 5th Grade Student.
"I think it was pretty amazing. I've gone through a lot of bullying experiences. I've gotten tripped, I've gotten named called," said Felicity Baker, 6th Grade Student.
Dylan says he can tell he's making a difference based on the last school he spoke at.
"We actually had a kid come up afterwards and he was balling and he was in my mom's arms, and he said he had actually written a suicide letter the day before and we had saved his life," said Dylan.
He hopes the kids take this message to heart.
"Find yourself and don't be afraid to go off the beaten track and carve your own through the woods," said Dylan.
Dylan says he answers e-mails daily from kids who are getting bullied. If you would like to send TeenFit a message or find out more information, click here.
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