The world is full of hate. We can teach kindness and love, empower our young minds to never allow outside words to influence their hearts and minds. If you need short strategies to reach your students' hearts... visit my YouTube channel for FREE strategies
Latina. Transparent. REAL. True. Identity Overcomer.
What a blessing to have shared with my former Parkland MS peers & students...
I do this camp every summer for over 22 years now :)
Born and raised in the projects, Laura Rizo's life experiences relate to both youth and adults. Her messages on overcoming poverty, depression, alcoholism, an identity crisis, and a lack of self love reach the hearts of young minds. She connects to youth because of the experiences she lived and connects with educators because of her years in the classroom and now as a High School Counselor.
As a School Counselor, Educator, and Facilitator, Rizo is able to empower and inspire students to reach their full potential and live a purposeful life. As an acting administrator, she has always put forth value in the faculty and staff. She has been a youth mentor for over 20 years for various organizations, such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Extreme Youth leadership, Project MALES, Teens in the Driver Seat, Paso del Norte Health, AVID, and TX Say What Tobacco Free Organization. She received 3 consecutive awards for Texas Sponsor of the Year for Teens in the Driver Seat, Bilingual Teacher of the Year for her former district, and AVID National Demonstration School. She has spoken for many events, from Drug and Alcohol Awareness Rallies, to STAAR Pep Rallies, Shattered Dreams Mock Simulations, and Mental Health Awareness Conferences.
As a Counselor, Rizo is able to empower and inspire students to reach their full potential no matter the obstacles. As a youth mentor for over 20 years for various leadership organizations, Rizo has motivated & spoken to many youth about various topics.
As a speaker, she can put together a message that will inspire the young and the new, with MANY engaging activities for both.
Rizo shares an inspiring message with adults on Social Emotional Learning & the competencies, as well as the importance of building positive climates in their classrooms.
Rizo improves student behavior through the teaching of Character Education. She has transformed students' discipline referrals tremendously through her teaching of Character Ed.
With the growing number of teen suicide & depression, Rizo addresses Mental Health with her Presentation on SAVING ONE LIFE AT A TIME: KINDNESS MATTERS
Bringing educators of all levels together to help children grow through Workshops on Pouring LOVE
Students won't only HEAR Rizo, but be heard by their peers through student interaction & role playing.
Speaking to parents about their kids' struggles.... Very emotional
Speaking to students about SELF LOVE
Bringing the excitement from the get go!
Virtual SELove Lessons for your students with Family LOVE activities included.
If you need a virtual SEL trainer that focuses on SELF LOVE above anything else, I am your girl!
You must have a vision in place and every day of your life. You will grow toward that vision. Through personal testimonies & audience participation, she will teach students to:
- Overcome obstacles & use them as reasons to succeed
- Gain more self confidence and set expectations for themselves
Before you save a life, your life must be transformed! Through personal testimonies & audience participation, Rizo will challenge students to:
-Work on their own identity & the battles they fight with themselves
-Face the villains they have been putting aside their whole lives
Through her storytelling & connections, Rizo is able to show students how to OVERCOME all obstacles and have limitless opportunities to GROW in their futures!
Rizo will teach students to LOVE themselves before anyone else and pour that love into the world.
Your students need to know they can be whoever THEY want to be, not what the world wants them to be......
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Students need to know that EVERY time they fall... They must get back up every...single..time..
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