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 reaches the hearts of her audience. She connects to youth through experiences she overcame and connects with adults through her transparency.
A former School Counselor, now Speaker and Developer, Rizo strives to inspire youth to be boundless in overcoming obstacles and find their purpose with passion. She highly values adults as the difference makers in kids' lives and strives to inspire them to BE LOVE for kids. In all fields, Rizo inspires to REACH HEARTS BEFORE MINDS.
She has been a youth mentor for over 20 years for various organizations, such as MADD, Extreme Youth Leadership, Project MALES, Teens in the Driver Seat, Advancement Via Individual Determination, TX Say What Tobacco Free Organization, family engagement programs, amongst many others. She has spoken for many events, from drug and alcohol awareness presentations, to STAAR pep rallies, Shattered Dreams simulations, teacher workshops, mental health awareness conferences, to corporate events, and much more.
Rizo is able to empower and inspire students to reach their full potential no matter the obstacles.
Rizo gives a message that will inspire teachers to connect more with each other and their students, including engaging activities and strategies.
For over 24 years. Rizo has been working with Prevention Programs that brings drug and alcohol awareness!
Rizo can plan a leadership conference for you and all you have to do is bring the youth and facilitators! (See services for more info)
GROWING TOGETHER TRAILER
Through personal testimonies & audience participation, she will teach audience members to:
- Overcome challenges & 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 audience to:
-Work on their own identity & the battles they fight with themselves.
-Face the villains that keep them from living their purpose.
Teach audience members to LOVE themselves before anyone else and pour that love into the world, as well as GIVING LOVE and BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS. This session assists educators with strategies to teach and reach the heart before teaching the mind, help students believe in themselves, & learn about their students with a few minutes a day of SEL strategies in every class period school wide. For parents, LOVE every day before school and after school. Attendees will have opportunities to reflect on relationships with kids, students or their own children, and opportunities to teach them LIFE for successful futures.
Presentations to families on connections, love, and uniting with each other.
Socorro ISD, EPTX Administrators
Teachers speaking about Laura Rizo after
their staff workshop!
"Engaging in social emotional love can
grow students academically"