The Power of Dignity, Respect, and Compassion
- Character Education
- Drug Prevention
- School Culture
- Grade 6-12 Students
- Educators & Staff
Fee: $3K-5KInvite David
• Over 125M Views of David’s Speeches Online
• Board Member; KIDS Plus
• Co-Author of “A Kids Book About Autism”
David Flood’s heartfelt speaking style empowers students with social and emotional skills while teaching them the lost arts of dignity, respect, and compassion.
David’s origin as a motivational speaker comes first hand. He grew up impacted by addiction in his family. He married and became a father of two children; his oldest is a special needs son. He is active in his church, is a hospice volunteer who visits terminally ill patients, and is on the board of K.I.D.S Plus, a non-profit organization that helps special needs children through sports. David attends meetings and participates in activities with The Anti-Bias Consortium Nassau County Schools. He is a member of The Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
David’s life teaches him every day about dignity, understanding, patience, forgiveness, and most of all, unconditional love. As a youth motivational speaker, David has spoken in 38 states and Canada to over 400,000 students, inspiring them to look at people and things differently. His online videos have received over 125 million views. He speaks with passion and conviction and, through his humility, leaves his audience with so much to think about in their formative years as they move into their future. ”
Mr. Flood will host a custom and engaging virtual presentation for your school or organization. Here’s a preview 👇
During David’s dignity and respect speech, he will share very personal stories from his life that will connect with your students on an emotional level. His talk is entertaining, engaging, and interactive.
- Look on the inside….we are more alike than different.
- Thank two adults…show respect and connect with adults.
- No One Eats Alone…how we must “show up” for others.
- Inclusion is paramount in schools and life.
Each of David’s personal stories holds within it a lesson to reinforce his challenges. He will also use cyclical learning as he goes on to remind the students of the challenges and how they are connected.
David grew up in addiction and understands what it is like to live in a very dysfunctional household. He has been in recovery and free from alcohol and drugs for over 30 years.
His lived experience throughout his teen years enables him to identify with students easily and what they go through daily regarding mental health. He understands the pressures and knows they will be exposed to substances inevitably. His stories connect and will profoundly impact your students.
- Family history matters; addiction and mental health are genetic.
- Feelings aren’t facts; learn to go through the feelings.
- How to stay healthy and well; coping skills that work.
- The two paths of life; all choices matter.
As the father of a special needs child and working with students in recovery for 30 years, David knows firsthand the impact of strong connections to empower change. He also knows that he missed making these connections when he was younger. He will show administrators, teachers, counselors, and educators how to form stronger bonds with students to unlock their potential.
- Practical strategies for forming strong connections with students, including looking beyond surface behaviors and understanding students’ unique lived experiences.
- The power of presence in supporting students’ well-being and academic success.
- Build trust and create a safe and welcoming learning environment for students.
- The impact of trauma on student learning and behavior and how to support students who have experienced adversity.
- Recognize and respond to students’ emotional needs.
- Communication strategies that build relationships and encourage open dialogue with students.
“Thank you for bringing such a beautiful message with you today to share with our students and staff. As you spoke, I observed my students' faces light up, realizing that they were making personal connections to what you were saying. What a priceless feeling! You have a wonderful gift, and your passion for what you do is so evident. You are a true inspiration.”Kari Purdy, Strang Middle School
“I want to thank David Flood for helping our student body during this unprecedented time in our history. David personalized a video presentation for our students that gave tools for our kids to use to help them and inspire them to connect with their family, friends, and trusted adults in their lives. The students were visibly engaged throughout the entire virtual presentation, which is a feat in itself.”Gary Carkido, Principal
“David has a way of connecting the dots for us when it comes to dignity and respect in our schools.”Tim Hoss, Principal
“David Flood delivered a powerful and touching assembly for our students. ”Michael Caravello, High School Teacher
“The kids really connected with David’s message on an emotional level. ”Kelly McCorkle, Student Assistance Counselor