How to Reach Youth Today

How can your school staff reach, teach, and empower even the most underperforming students to excel in school and graduate prepared for work and life?

“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

How Can You Reach Your Underperforming Students?


You and your teachers have to regularly interact with diverse groups of students who need to be reached. Some of them don't think school is important, and are thinking about dropping out. Also, several of your students have had several adverse childhood experiences, and they are hurting, traumatized, and feel lost, which makes it nearly impossible for them to focus in class. Furthermore, several of your teachers have different cultural backgrounds from your students, which, if not attended to, can create distance, misunderstanding; and, can hinder learning. 

If you and your staff do not reach them, what is going to happen to them? Where are they going to end up? What mistakes or blunders might they make if they drop out of school? What tragedies might take place if you or your school staff do not reach them? 

In How to Reach Youth Today, Manny equips you and your school employees how to 

  • Develop the awareness, understandings, and skills necessary to reach, teach, and empower even the most underperforming students in effective and appropriate ways. 
  • Capture and keep the full attention of your students.
  • Make your students feel heard and empowered to succeed in school, work, and life.

This approach is a proven, data-informed approach to help you and your staff reach and teach even the most underperforming students at your school. 

Your Staff Will Learn:

  • How to incorporate Social-Emotional Learning in the classroom.
  • How to facilitate deep learning for students.
  • How create a classroom culture and climate so students will learn.
  • How to build relationships with students so that they feel their dignity as human beings is affirmed, which will help them flourish.   
  • How to develop the awareness of their own cultural conditioning and linguistic-particularities so they can reduce the distance between themselves and their students, which will allow them to teach more effectively.
  • How to become a better student of your students so students feel understood and respected. 
  • What equity looks like in the classroom.
  • How to become a culturally-responsive teacher. 
  • How to earn the trust of even the most distant student.
  • How to persuade students to take education seriously.
  • So much more...

Keynote, 1/2 Day or Full Day

The most important parts of this content can be summarized in a 60-90 minute keynote address or it can be taught in 1/2 day or full-day sessions.