CASA GRANDE — Volunteer presenters are being sought to teach the family building concepts written about in the book “The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give my Children” by Steven Valloy.

“We are widely considered to be the most upstream family building approach in the world,” said Katie Peterson, project operations manager for the 10 Greatest Gifts organization. “We have been around for 25 years and we help families nurture core internal values and qualities like responsibility, self-reliance and honesty up front. Then the kids do so much better in life and they have way less problems.”

The organization hopes to find between five and 10 people in Pinal County who can serve as presenters for two-hour seminars.

“We will train and certify them,” Peterson said. “These might be people who just want to volunteer, or they might be people who want to start their own speaking business and we will coach them how to do that.”

Volunteers will be trained to give presentations that are “entertaining and priceless for building joyful and healthy families with core qualities and values such as honesty, responsibility and self-reliance,” she said.

Volunteers should be:

  • Self-starters
  • Strong communicators
  • Have a passion to serve
  • Be parents or grandparents

Presenters decide how many seminars they wish to hold each month.

“Presenters are our front-line team directly serving parents, grandparents and educators,” the organization website says. “Our presenters find our session sponsors and help attract our audiences. They directly share the 10 greatest gifts tools and concepts in their unique way to profoundly serve and transform families. We carefully select, train, certify and coach dynamic, passionate and highly dedicated individuals to take the 10 greatest gifts message to the world’s parents, grandparents and educators.”

10 Greatest Gifts is a nonprofit organization that offers seminars and parenting workshops and seminars aimed at ensuring that children are nurtured into becoming healthy, productive, responsible and happy citizens, according to its website.

There is a $265 fee to cover training, coaching, materials and certification costs.

The book “The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give my Children” was published by Simon & Schuster about 25 years ago and remains one of the all-time best-selling parenting books, Peterson said.

For more information, visit the organization’s website at

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