Character Education

Title: The Rhythm of Respect

Target Audience: Pre-K – Grade 6

Running Time: 50 minutes

“Mr. Stinky Feet is a master at delivering motivating messages about respect, self-discipline, and healthy choices.”

For more than twenty years, award-winning kid rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove has performed for tens-of-thousands of students at hundreds of schools throughout the United States. He’s also presented assemblies at Department of Defense schools in Germany, Italy, England, and Spain.3514-jumping-hr-1

Cosgrove engages students through music to help reinforce principles of respect for themselves and others during his interactive, 50-minute Character Education programs. He encourages students to express personal rhythm in everyday activities such as homework, music, and sports while emphasizing respect for the rhythm of others and the earth. During this high energy program, dozens of students are selected from the audience to perform on stage in several impromptu “jam” sessions while learning how to demonstrate self expression and positive audience participation skills. Teachers even have a chance to show off their dance moves for a grand finale.


  • “I have never had a presenter, like Jim, who could keep the children’s undivided attention for the entire program. We love “Mr. Stinky Feet.” (K.L., School Principal, Shawnee Mission, KS)
  • “Thank you for the fun and joy you’re bringing to our daily routine, which is especially important with all that’s going on in the world today. Your music is “contagious” and I have gladly infected my friends and family with it.” (S.G., Parent and Teacher, Kansas City, MO)
  • “The style and the ease with which you interact with kids and adults alike is amazing.  You brought so many kids out of their shells today who rarely come out with strangers.  Truly a testament to your talent.  We LOVED the show….you just ROCK!” (Ms. Diggs, Great Beginnings Preschool)
  • “You picked me to go up on stage, and I just wanted to tell you that you really helped me with my rep, because most people make fun of my weight. So you could say you’re kind of my hero. After I got off that stage everyone said that I was so cool. Thank you.” (Breanna, 4th Grade Student, Las Vegas, NV)