Parent & Community Event
Thursday, August 22nd
Craig Scott is a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. He was in the most intense scene of the shooting, the library, where 10 students were killed including two of his friends next to him under a table. He also lost his sister, Rachel, that day. Since then he has been traveling sharing his life-changing story and powerful lessons to help schools and communities become a better place. He speaks on the value of human life, resiliency, and how to turn pain into purpose. His presentations have reached over a million people. Craig has had numerous appearances on Oprah, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and many others. His life mission is to help people understand their intrinsic value and the intrinsic value of others.
Hondo High School and McDowell Middle School are excited to welcome Craig to our school
and community. He is hosting a multi-media
presentation to the entire student body, breakout
sessions with students, and a staff development
presentation throughout the day.
We welcome all parents and any interested
community members to his additional community
presentation and parent night held in the evening.
Mike Donahue is the executive director and founder of Value-Up, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado, that is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people. In the last decade, Mike is one of the most sought after speakers in the country on the subject of respect, bullying, and diversity. His candid style and authentic persona keep the students engaged right from the first words. Mike hails from Boston, MA, and was a member of the United States Air Force. He began his career as a youth director and youth pastor in Rockford, IL, Denver, CO, and Bellevue, NE. He is the father of four children.
Mike Donahue has spoken to more than one million students. He has spent the last 25 years working hand in hand with young people all over the world, helping them find purpose and define themselves as they navigate the often- difficult transition from childhood to adulthood. In addition to traveling the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe speaking to young people, Mike has authored four books: Reinventing My Normal, Hidden Scars, Talking to Brick Walls, and his newest book, Value Up.
Mike says his life mission is to help young people find the answer that is already inside of them, and to help them find the courage to face whatever it is that is holding them back from experiencing greatness.