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To Kick Off 2019, National Speaker Manny Scott Inspires D-8 Teachers/Staff


January 9, 2019

Photo courtesy of Christy McGee APR PIO School District 8

fter his presentation Scott was approached by many District Eight staff members with questions, stories of their own, appreciation, and a desire to get autographs and photographs. He is pictured here with a group of Patriot Elementary staff.

Motivational Speaker Manny Scott recently visited School District Eight to share with staff about his experiences growing up and the teachers who had a positive impact on his trajectory to adulthood.

Manny Scott grew up in some tough circumstances. His father was incarcerated, he missed 60-90 days of school annually from the 4th to the 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. At a critical moment in his life, he had some adults reach out to him, believe in him, and connect him with resources to assist his pos...

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