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 educators as the difference makers in kids' lives and strives to inspire them to BE LOVE for their students.
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, AVID, and the TX Say What Tobacco Free Organization. She has spoken for many events, from Drug and Alcohol Awareness Rallies, to STAAR Pep Rallies, Shattered Dreams Simulations, Teacher Professional Development, Mental Health Awareness Conferences, 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 23 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 above for more info)
Bullying Prevention and Awareness
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 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 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.
Presentations to families on connections, love, and uniting with each other
Rizo shares an inspiring message with adults on emotional intelligence, as well as the importance of building positive climates in their teams.
Bringing educators of all levels together to help children grow through Workshops on LOVE!
Speaking to students about SELF LOVE
Bringing the excitement from the get go!
"Engaging in social emotional love can
grow students academically"
Teachers speaking about Laura Rizo after
their Staff Development!
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or we will tailor them to fit your needs!