Dr. Manny Scott is an inspiration to millions worldwide as an original Freedom Writer whose story is depicted, in part, in the hit movie, Freedom Writers. Despite a troubled upbringing and a seemingly hopeless future, Dr. Scott has overcome unimaginable obstacles and achieved incredible success. He has dedicated his life to helping others, traveling up to 300 days per year for over 20 years to inspire and empower educators, students, and leaders.
At just 16 years old, his life was hanging by a thread. Trapped in a cycle of poverty and violence, with a father in prison and a best friend brutally murdered, he felt that his future was bleak and hopeless. He dropped out of school, missed 60-90 days annually, lived in 26 different places, and felt like his life was spiraling out of control. He sat on a park bench, contemplating how to make others feel the depth of despair and anger he felt inside. He was headed down a path that would have destroyed him.
But then, he met several individuals who changed his life forever. They helped him to turn the page, and he returned to school, ending up in the back of Erin Gruwell’s English class, known worldwide as the Freedom Writers, portrayed in the hit movie. He became the first person in his family to graduate from high school, earn a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree, and, most recently, a Ph.D in Intercultural Competence. Through hard work, perseverance, and the help of others, he is now living the life of his dreams.
Through his tireless efforts, Dr. Scott has helped over two thousand schools and organizations improve student achievement, teacher efficacy, and intercultural competence. He has also helped to prevent thousands of suicides. He is the author of several best-selling books, including “Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student’s Best Hope.” He is also a mentor, pilot, ordained minister, content creator, and one of the nation’s most sought-after education speakers.
When he is not on the road for work, Dr. Scott enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, writing, and spending quality time with his family. He and his family have visited 49 states and 6 continents.
Dr. Scott is truly a shining example of how, with hard work, perseverance and the help of others, anyone can turn their life around and achieve their dreams.
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Manuel Scott is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Inspirational, Sports Motivation, Family & Parenting, Television & Film, Personal Growth, Authors, Diversity, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Entertainers, Motivational, Education, Celebrity, Leadership, Commencement and Faith & Religion.
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Manuel Scott is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Sports Motivation and Family & Parenting. The estimated speaking fee range to book Manuel Scott for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Manuel Scott generally travels from Lawrenceville, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Gruwell, Keith L. Brown and Shawn Harper. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Manuel Scott for an upcoming event.
North Carolina Association of Educators - Jun 26 2023
Dr. Scott was rated one of our best speakers, ever, by the attendees. He touched the NCTR membership in an amazing way and there was not a dry eye in the room. We were honored to have him with us and to close with such a powerful message.
National Council on Teacher Retirement - Oct 13 2022
Strategic Education, Inc. - May 24 2021
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