Jared Campbell is an award winning singer/songwriter from upstate New York and has been traveling the country performing for thousands of people and hundreds of schools over the past decade. He’s shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, The Zac Brown Band and even Journey! His music has also been featured on MTV and he’s been acknowledged by Billboard Magazine as one of the top independent musicians in the northeast. His main focus is allowing his music to impact the lives of his listeners by experiencing joy, finding comfort through pain, and looking past obstacles towards living a better life.
His songs are said to be uplifting, thought provoking and emotionally heartfelt. Jared mixes humor, stories of life on road and personal experience to relate to the audience set before him. Young people have walked away with life changing experiences such as finding their true passion in life, appreciating others around them and ceasing to bully those that are different, stopping their attempts at suicide and forming life lasting relationships with the friends and family surrounding them.
Jared Campbell's presentation is unlike any other assembly you will bring to your high school, middle school, elementary school or even corporation. He reaches his audience through the power of music with songs he's written about some of the most crucial elements to living out your life with purpose. His message focuses on overcoming obstacles, anti-bullying, respect, leadership and having an amazing outlook on life.
Jared is married to his wife Meridee, who taught middle school health for years and together they have twins, Max and Mira and little Nora. Life can be a handful raising this bunch but it can also be a whole lot of inspiration for Jared when he’s working with young people all over the world. With his wife specializing in reaching teens through social and emotional changes and his children giving him wacky ideas for new kids songs he will surely be busy for years to come!
“As a speaker, Jared captivates his audience of students and faculty with his energy and witty charm. But, it is the gift of his music that transcends a school assembly into an experience that affects the hearts and minds of students, faculty and community members who listen to his songs and stories about resilience, empowerment and hope in the face of their personal challenges."
Topher Montville - School counselor Whitehall High School
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