Assemblies – Classroom Visits

Youth Groups – Scouting Troops

Award-winning author and songwriter Kathryn Cloward empowers and inspires students of all ages through her engaging and interactive visits. Just like the lessons taught in her books and songs, Kathryn shares real life circumstances with students to help them be more mindful about choosing to be kind, accepting, compassionate, and helpful. Customized to be appropriate for each age group, Kathryn weaves together a wonderful balance of educationally rich content and inclusive performances of her songs while igniting students with inspiration to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Kathryn’s visits are appropriate for all grade levels (preschool through high school) as she is experienced and effective sharing with groups of all sizes and ages. If you are looking for an engaging, motivating, and inspirational guest speaker, Kathryn is the perfect choice!

“Kathryn the Grape came to our school and what an amazing experience it was! She conducted two assemblies for the entire student body, and every grade level was engaged with her positive and empowering message. Kathryn Cloward had the students and teachers participate in her assembly, and she even had everyone dancing and singing with her. It was quite a sight to see! Kathryn’s message touched on every key point we could have hoped for, including important real life stories about bullying and being responsible for our own choices. Kathryn was a bright, energetic and motivational speaker who was able to connect with students and teachers alike. Kathryn is definitely someone you want your students to know.”
Christina Hessom, PTA liaison at Benchley Weinberger Elementary School


Shine Shine Shine

In this educational and inspirational visit, students will…

• Be empowered with understanding how their thoughts, words, and actions have a ripple effect.
• Understand the impact of their choices on their own life, and others they encounter.
• Be inspired to do their best in school and in life.
• Be inspired to share their own unique gifts to SHINE SHINE SHINE.
• Walk away with a daily challenge!


Kathryn the Grape at Preschools

Kathryn the Grape loves visiting preschools! Magical younger ones are always engaged by these up close and personal visits. Kathryn the Grape makes each visit special for the children and teachers as she shares music and movement through joyful sing-along songs, expressive storytime, and a creative activity. Kathryn the Grape is able to visit your preschool for a one-time special event or as a regular weekly or bi-weekly music and movement program that she has especially designed for preschoolers.


Kathryn brought literature to life for all of our students K-5. Students were engaged with her story and message. When the assembly was over our students were not ready to say goodbye to Kathryn the Grape. This inspiring author visit is a must for every school.

Julie BankesTeacherLa Mesa-Spring Valley School District

Our school enjoyed the Kathryn the Grape assembly. It was not only engaging, but the message of treating others fairly and with respect was perfect. Students also enjoyed hearing and learning about how they too can become an author and illustrator some day. Kathryn did a great job, and the students were singing ‘shine shine shine’ all afternoon.

Kelley RabascoPrincipalLa Mesa Dale Elementary School

I hired Kathryn the Grape to share music with our students and families, and her performance far exceeded my expectations. She was wonderful about interacting with the children and she included them in sing-a-long songs. Kathryn also had plenty of songs with movement that had us all up and dancing, parents and teachers included. I highly recommend Kathryn the Grape to anyone desiring to have positive music at their school or event.

Daphney WadleyPreschool DirectorCity Tree Christian School

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