Witty by nature, caring at heart: for youth speaker Scott Backovich, this is merely the tip of the iceberg. Scott’s quirky yet powerful style and message speak to students at their own level, helping them to understand the true potential they hold.
Scott recognizes the monotonous cycle that students can undoubtedly fall into while in high school. After spotting the pattern during his own sophomore year, he decided to be bold and make a change. By the age of 21, Scott had presented to thousands of students, appeared as a guest on international radio and student leadership podcasts, and had gained positive recognition around the United States for his compelling message.
As someone still in his 20‘s, Scott realizes that students today need to be reached in new and innovative ways. From cell phones to Twitter updates, Facebook to YouTube, teens have both grown up in and created a culture that has redefined what it means to connect. Scott understands. He has dedicated his life to connecting with and empowering students everywhere. On any given day, he can be found not only speaking on stages around North America, but also reaching out to teens on various student-based sites. For Scott, it’s not about talking at students; it’s about connecting with them where they are.
“Those bad things that have happened to you, that baggage that you have? It does NOT define you. How you choose to grow from it, will.”
Today, Scott resides in Southern California amongst friends and family, who inspire him daily. When not speaking onstage, he can be found exploring Disneyland, relaxing with friends, or wrapping up in a warm Snuggie (yes, we’re talking about the blanket with sleeves)