Right before I was about to speak in Pennsylvania, a teacher told me about how one of her students, Andrea, responded when she heard I was going to be speaking at her school. Andrea said, "Wait! THE Manny Scott? No, like for real? THE Manny Scott is coming HERE??? Oh My God! He spoke at my school in Texas."
The student was brought to me before my presentation so I could visit with her. When I saw her, I hugged her. Tears welled up in her eyes. Then, with the purest, most heartfelt sincerity, she said, "Four years ago, I was a freshman, and I had just found out I was pregnant. I was gonna drop out. But what you said that day at my school inspired me to stay in school ... I'm about to graduate from high school this year." She is about to go to vocational school.