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Thursday, February 23 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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TURN THE PAGE: THE MANNY SCOTT STORY.
Manny shares his story, and several eye-opening insights, of how, with hard work and the help of others, he went from being an “unreachable” and “unteachable” student to becoming a successful husband, father, Ph.D. student, entrepreneur, and public servant. This message inspires people to become change agents—“page-turners”—who help others write new, more fulfilling chapters in their lives.

“I’m a senior at this school, and I have NEVER seen anyone do that to this crowd. Ever!”
– Student, Hoffman Estates, IL

Manny shares, step-by-step, several proven practices and principles that engage, equip, and empower people everywhere to reach youth. Based on his doctoral research and own life experiences, Manny explains: how to develop real relationships; how to grab the attention of your intended audience; and, how to persuade others to turn the page and take proactive steps to improve the quality of their lives.

These are tools that others used to reach Manny, and tools that leaders can use right now to begin impacting the lives of others with incredible success.

“I have been in education for 33 years, and this is THE BEST presentation I have ever seen. ...
Mr. Scott did in an hour what many teachers have been trying to do for decades. He got 2000
students to do whatever he asked them to do. The atmosphere here has changed! Every student needs to experience this.”
– Superintendent, Oconto, WI

Speakers
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Manny Scott

By age 16, Manny felt his story was over: | His father was incarcerated, he missed 60-90 days of school annually from 4th to 9th grade, he dropped out of school at age 14, he lived in 26 places by age 16, and his best friend was brutally murdered. Sensing that the end of his life was near, Manny sat down on a park bench. | | Then, a man—a complete stranger—took a risk, and sat down beside Manny. That man helped him see that his story... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Main Stage-Arts Center