Dear Parents and Community Members,
On Monday, September 17th, the Sciotoville Community Schools, SEA, and EHS, will have an early dismissal for students at 12:30 for staff professional development with Victor Woods. We are excited to announce that Victor Woods will be coming to Sciotoville to speak with students, staff, parents, and community members.
On September 17th, Mr. Woods will be speaking with students in grades 6-12 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at East High School. After the students are dismissed at 12:30, Mr. Woods will speak with all staff from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
On Monday evening, September 17th, there will be a FREE community dinner from 5:00-5:45 p.m. and a presentation for ALL students/parents/guardians and community members from 6:00-7:30 at East High School.
On Tuesday morning, September 18th, Mr. Woods will speak with SEA students from 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Mr. Woods is dedicated to working with youth, men, and women who aspire to beat all the odds and dare to be the star of their own destiny. Victor Woods is a nationally recognized speaker and founder of The Victor Woods Corporation. Mr. Woods is the author of his autobiography entitled, “A Breed Apart: My Journey to Redemption.” He is the author of two more books entitled, “Successfully Achieving Your Vision Books I and II”. Mr. Woods has spoken at colleges, businesses, schools, juvenile detention centers, prisons, and various organizations across the United States. Mr. Woods’ beginning is what makes his story remarkable. Victor, during his childhood, rebelled against authority. As a teenager, a task force of sixty detectives arrested him in the act of committing an armed robbery. After release from state prison, Victor returned to a life of crime. Six years later, Victor was arrested for orchestrating a $40 million credit card scheme. After refusing to cooperate with authorities, Victor received a sentence of six years. He served his time in a maximum security prison, and after spending nine months in solitary confinement Victor fully realized the weight of his circumstances. He began to give motivational speeches to inmates encouraging them not to succumb to the vicious cycle that entraps so many of our nation’s young men and women. Mr. Woods set himself on a course to change his life and make a positive lasting contribution to society. Mr. Woods has appeared on CNN, The O’Reilly Factor, BET, C-SPAN, CLTV, and many other news programs. His story has been shared in several publications including The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune, The St. Petersburg Times, The Oklahoma City Herald and many more. Currently, Mr. Woods is working with an agent in Hollywood on a movie deal about his life.
We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to join us on Monday evening, September 17th from 5:00-7:30 p.m. for dinner and a chance to listen to this exciting, motivational speaker. Also, don’t forget about our early dismissal for students at 12:30 p.m.