Freedom Writer Empowers Fort Dodge Staff, Students
Fort Dodge Senior High students and staff heard a powerful message from a motivational speaker and one of the original Freedom Writers. Manuel Scott spent most of the school day yesterday encouraging listeners of all ages to befriend, support, and love one another, because one may have no idea what someone else is going through. Scott, who overcame poverty, a broken home, and dropping out of school, says he was able to connect with staff and students alike:
Scott, who speaks in hundreds of schools and organizations each year, had his life story depicted in the 2007 movie "Freedom Writers"