Teaching Students to Act with Dignity & Respect
- Character Education
- Dignity & Respect
- Drug Prevention
- Middle & High School
- Parents & Teachers
Fee Range: $1K-5KInvite David
David’s humorous and genuine speaking style empowers students with social and emotional skills while teaching them the crucial life skills of dignity and respect.
David’s start as a youth speaker comes from personal experience; he grew up impacted by addiction in his family; he married and became a father of two children, his oldest son has special needs; he is active in his church; he is a hospice volunteer who visits with terminally ill patients; and is on the board of KIDS Plus, a non-profit organization which helps special needs children through sports and other activities. David attends meetings and participates in activities with The Anti-Bias Consortium for Nassau County Schools. He is a member of The Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
As a youth motivational speaker, David has spoken to over 400,000 students in 40 states, inspiring them to look at people and things in a different way. His Facebook videos have received over 100 million views and are shown in classrooms around the world to students. He speaks with passion, conviction, and humility, leaving his audience with much to act on in their formative years as they move into their future.
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 also understands what it is like to be in and work with those in recovery for 30 years. He understands the pressure that kids feel every day and knows they will be exposed to substances inevitably. So what is their plan?
- Your decisions now WILL affect your future.
- Find someone you trust and talk to them, preferably an adult.
- Help yourself through helping others.
David will also teach students simple coping skills that they can practice daily to strengthen and improve their mental health.
After working with young people in recovery for 30 years and speaking in schools for ten years, David has seen the impact that strong connections can have on the life of a child. He also knows that he missed making these connections when he was younger. He will teach administrators, teachers, counselors, and parents how to form stronger bonds with their students and children.
- Look on the Inside
- Breakthrough with one kid
- Teach kids how to show up…by showing up.
David will give adults ten practical tools that they can use to make better and stronger connections with the young people in their lives.
“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