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Manny Scott

Scholar, Author & Original "Freedom Writer"

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 Manny Scott Biography

An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized more than two million educators, students, and leaders worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope.

On the road up to 300 days a year for the past two decades, Manny Scott has delivered over 2,000 presentations, and is the speaker of choice for conferences, conventions, PD days, fundraisers, and banquets.

Scott has a gift: the ability to connect with, hold the attention of, and energize all kinds of audiences. From inner-city youth to business executives, Manny has learned to speak, and command, the language of his audiences with relevant, riveting, and compelling messages, moving them from cheers, to laughter, to tears, and go-forward determination.

By age 14, Scott’s story was almost over, Scott's father was incarcerated, he missed 60-90 days of school annually from 4th to 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. Sensing that the end of his life was near, Manny sat down on a park bench, and considered how he would make others feel the depth of despair and anger roiling in his soul. He says, "When I look back, I now see that I was heading down a path that would have destroyed me."

Then, a man—a complete stranger—took a risk, and sat down beside Scott. That man connected with him, encouraged him, and inspired him to write a different story—to create a new life.

That day, on a park bench, Scott turned the page. He returned to school with a new attitude and purpose, and ended up in the back of Erin Gruwell’s English class—a group now known worldwide as the Freedom Writers, portrayed in the hit MTV movie.

In his journal, Scott began writing—and dreaming about—new, more fulfilling chapters in his life- chapters filled with healing, hope, perseverance, and possibility.

Through very hard work, and with the help of others, Manny has achieved many of the dreams he wrote about in his journal.

Scott graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in Political Science and Rhetoric. He also graduated from Trinity International University with a Master of Divinity.

Furthermore, Scott is currently conducting extensive and original research for his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Intercultural Studies (with a minor in Education) so that he can develop a unified, grounded, theoretical explanation of the processes through which effective educators and communicators go to develop intercultural competence (the ability to speak and behave in ways that are effective and appropriate, based on awareness, understanding, and skills).

Through The Power of One, How to REACH Youth Today, Becoming Interculturally Competent, and his unique Turn the Page school-wide assemblies, Scott has helped thousands of schools and organizations, raise student achievement, intercultural competence, and leader efficacy in 49 states and on six continents; and, he has helped prevent thousands of dropouts and suicides.

Most importantly, Scott is a family man. He has been married to his college sweetheart for 18 years. They are raising three children together. When Scott is not speaking, traveling, or conducting research, he is spending quality time with his family.

Through very hard work, and the loving help of educators, Scott has broken the cycle, and achieved the dreams that he used to dream about.

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Even on Your Worst Day, You Can Be a Student's Best Hope

Even on Your Worst Day, You Can Be a Student's Best Hope

How to R.E.A.C.H. Youth Today 5.5x8.5

How to R.E.A.C.H. Youth Today 5.5x8.5

Turning The Page: A Memoir

Turning The Page: A Memoir

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Manny Scott

Scholar, Author & Original "Freedom Writer"

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Lawrenceville, GA, USA
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Manny Scott Biography

An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized more than two million educators, students, and leaders worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope.

On the road up to 300 days a year for the past two decades, Manny Scott has delivered over 2,000 presentations, and is the speaker of choice for conferences, conventions, PD days, fundraisers, and banquets.

Scott has a gift: the ability to connect with, hold the attention of, and energize all kinds of audiences. From inner-city youth to business executives, Manny has learned to speak, and command, the language of his audiences with relevant, riveting, and compelling messages, moving them from cheers, to laughter, to tears, and go-forward determination.

By age 14, Scott’s story was almost over, Scott's father was incarcerated, he missed 60-90 days of school annually from 4th to 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. Sensing that the end of his life was near, Manny sat down on a park bench, and considered how he would make others feel the depth of despair and anger roiling in his soul. He says, "When I look back, I now see that I was heading down a path that would have destroyed me."

Then, a man—a complete stranger—took a risk, and sat down beside Scott. That man connected with him, encouraged him, and inspired him to write a different story—to create a new life.

That day, on a park bench, Scott turned the page. He returned to school with a new attitude and purpose, and ended up in the back of Erin Gruwell’s English class—a group now known worldwide as the Freedom Writers, portrayed in the hit MTV movie.

In his journal, Scott began writing—and dreaming about—new, more fulfilling chapters in his life- chapters filled with healing, hope, perseverance, and possibility.

Through very hard work, and with the help of others, Manny has achieved many of the dreams he wrote about in his journal.

Scott graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in Political Science and Rhetoric. He also graduated from Trinity International University with a Master of Divinity.

Furthermore, Scott is currently conducting extensive and original research for his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Intercultural Studies (with a minor in Education) so that he can develop a unified, grounded, theoretical explanation of the processes through which effective educators and communicators go to develop intercultural competence (the ability to speak and behave in ways that are effective and appropriate, based on awareness, understanding, and skills).

Through The Power of One, How to REACH Youth Today, Becoming Interculturally Competent, and his unique Turn the Page school-wide assemblies, Scott has helped thousands of schools and organizations, raise student achievement, intercultural competence, and leader efficacy in 49 states and on six continents; and, he has helped prevent thousands of dropouts and suicides.

Most importantly, Scott is a family man. He has been married to his college sweetheart for 18 years. They are raising three children together. When Scott is not speaking, traveling, or conducting research, he is spending quality time with his family.

Through very hard work, and the loving help of educators, Scott has broken the cycle, and achieved the dreams that he used to dream about.

Manny Scott Videos

  • A Day in the Life of a Traveling Speaker - Manny Scott
  • Manny Scott : Your Next Chapter

Manny Scott Books

FAQs on booking Manny Scott

  • How to book Manny Scott?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Manny Scott for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Manny Scott, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Manny Scott or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Manny Scott?

    Booking fees for Manny Scott, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Manny Scott, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Manny Scott?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Manny Scott for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Manny Scott for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Manny Scott or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Manny Scott or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Manny Scott is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Manny Scott for your event is available upon request. Manny 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 Liz Dozier, Michael Bonner, Dr. Adolph Brown, Adam Markel and Doug Lemov. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Manny Scott for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Manny Scott Speaker Videos

  • A Day in the Life of a Traveling Speaker - Manny Scott
    Manny Scott : Your Next Chapter

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