HOUSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- An Original Freedom Writer, Manuel V. Scott, whose story is told in the Hollywood movie, Freedom Writers, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hillary Swank, will be speaking to the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education on Monday, October 11, 2010, during their 2010 Fall Teacher Education Conference.
Mr. Scott's presentation will help consortium trainers understand the challenges facing teachers in today's classrooms. He will provide insight to help teachers address all children's needs and reignite their dedication to training quality teachers.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Mr. Scott will be speaking to the students at the University of the Incarnate Word for the Speakers for Achievement and Success meeting in San Antonio, Texas. There he will share his personal story as a "Freedom Writer" and focus on topics related to low self-esteem, building confidence in academic abilities, and college preparedness.
"I was once dismissed as 'unreachable' and 'unteachable,' and classified as an 'English as a Second Language' student," says Scott. At the age of fourteen, Manuel dropped out of school, and began to fulfill the awful prediction that he would be either dead or in jail by the age of eighteen.
However, due to an amazing transformation, Manuel has defied all the odds stacked against him. "Something special happened, and I love sharing that message with others." The once high school dropout now holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and Trinity International University. He is the author of Take Matters Into Your Own Hands: Dream Now!
"I do not share my story to impress people," Scott explains, "but to impress upon them some invaluable lessons that could literally change the quality of their lives forever. When I speak, I make sure that audiences are crystal clear about how to transform their lives, classrooms, departments, or organizations."
Scott is a nationally recognized speaker whose bold story encouraged him to rethink beliefs about himself and others, and to re-chart his future and become a citizen for change.
To learn more about Manuel and see clips of his dynamic presentation, visit www.manuelvscott.com.
Pat Crosby Arnold, Event Coordinator
SOURCE Glimpse LLC