- One of the Original Freedom Writers
- High School Drop Out to Ph.D. Student
- Author of "How to R.E.A.C.H. Youth Today"
An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized almost two million leaders, educators, volunteers, and students worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope. Speaking to over 125 groups a year for the past decade, he is the speaker of choice for conferences, conventions, schools, fundraisers, and ... VIEW MORE
The Power of One Keynote
Manny shares his story, and several eye-opening insights, of how, through hard work and with the help of others, he ... View More
"Turn the Page!" Assemblies
A life-changing 60-90 minute experience for your entire school in which Manny Scott and/or Matt Bennett inspires your ... View More
How to R.E.A.C.H. Youth Today Seminar
In this program, Manny shares, step-by-step, several proven practices and principles that engage, equip, and empower ... View More
4 Proven Ways for to Position Your Child for Success
Manny often speaks to parents about how important it is for them to be proactively involved in their child's academic ... View More
- Manny Scott was hands down AMAZING! Our staff, superintendent, and campus leaders loved Manny Scott’s message. He was exactly what we all needed to hear. Thank you for all of your help.
- Holly Ferguson, M. Ed. - Prosper ISD
- TRAINING LEADERS/ADULTS -- "I used to think Manny Scott was the best speaker I had ever heard in my 46 years in education- and I still do. But I believe, after hearing him teach [my administrators and teachers] today, that his strongest suit is that of lecturing and teaching and interacting with an audience...He puts it in a way that is easy to understand. Plus, he brings great credibility to it because of his background."
- Dr. Keith Ballard - Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Oklahoma University
- "Sorry but this is going to be a LONG message but I didn't think you would mind...I have been seriously thinking about killing myself, and you came to my school and helped me see that I'm not alone in my struggle with depression and loneliness. I've been so sad because my mother died recently...A few weeks ago my dad came into my room to find me crying on my bed. Because of you, I asked him if I could go to counseling. He asked me why... I showed him my wrists and how they were cut up. He was shocked. He asked me why I did it. My response: I didn't think that there was any other reason for me to live if my mom isn't alive. I started balling. He hugged me and said, 'okay I will find you a counselor tomorrow.' Now I feel so much better. I don't feel depressed anymore. Basically what I am trying to say is... you helped me and thank you. you are truly my hero."