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Special Speaker Featured At Back To School Event
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A special guest helped the Twin Falls School District celebrate the idea of going back to school.
Manny Scott is one of the original Freedom Writers, whose story was featured in the movie, Freedom Writers.
He energized and motivated the group Friday morning to get them in the mindset of inspiring children's lives.
Scott dropped out of school at age 14, his father was incarcerated and he missed 60 to 90 days of school annually from 4th to 9th grade.
Now he's a family man, a Ph.D. student, a successful entrepreneur and a speaker.
"Keep pouring your love into these young people like never before, help them see their own possibilities," explains Scott.
Dr. Wiley Dobbs, Superintendent of the Twin Falls School District adds, "Manny is an example by the way he has lived his life, he has come up from abject poverty, abuse, whenever you think you've had it rough, you can think of Manny and know that if he can do it, he inspire others to do it."
This is the first time in at least four years, the school district has held the back to school celebration. Budget cuts and furlough days have hindered the idea to have event in the past.