What are educators saying about CSS?
When you walk into an audience of 100 students and 100 parents and the kids are sitting at the edge of their seats and parents are very sincerely touched by the message hearing it in the language that they understand tells anyone that it was effective.
One thing that I really appreciated and that my students and parents appreciated was the way the information was presented. The stories, the anecdotes, that’s what really touched my heart, that’s what really touched my student’s heart. One of my students, he even said he had to really hold in his emotions to not start crying because he was so moved and that to me speaks volumes.
Jaime’s passion for motivating others towards their goals of education and life are evident throughout his story. He is a true role model for students, young adults and for parents. Jaime’s communication skills both in English, as well as in Spanish, are superb. Several parents commented how they become emotional in parts of his story, but by the end they were inspired. In my opinion, that’s what we ask of a speaker; to move the audience to the point that they will initiate a positive change in their lives
I am very pleased that Dr. Rios is working with our BMoC students and I hope he can expand his training method into professional development for teacher and educators in public schools. CTA will be utilizing the skills of Victor in future conferences and trainings. School districts should bring him and his mentees to staff, parent, community and student trainings and assemblies.
Parents were very welcoming and receptive to the information that was presented. CSS was able to make all of the information relative to their day to day experiences and create a bridge to understanding the behaviors of their teenage children. The experiences you shared were very impressionable. I found that our students were able to make quick connections to their lives and also foresee what may lie ahead for their future. Many of our students cannot see themselves as being successful professionals due to their circumstances. However, your presentation confirmed that they can break any and all barriers in life as long as they stay focused.
For any event that is seeking a motivational, inspiring and overall amazing message I cannot recommend anyone more qualified than Dr. Victor Rios. He knows how to communicate with students at the collegiate level on a personal and relatable level. Some speakers can be very intimidating and unapproachable but this is not the case with Dr. Rios. He welcomed any and all to meet him as he concluded with his presentation. The University of Nevada-Reno could not be happier with his presentation and hope to be lucky enough to have him present in the near future.
I stand in awe of the many great accomplishments you have made throughout your life. As a closing keynote speaker at our training program for new educators who are working with students at-risk in alternative education settings, you shared a common story they have heard from their students, but coupled it with a live demonstration of the potential our children hold. You inspired us to look beyond the cloak of poverty, the cloak of violence, of self-hate and deprivation, to the possibility that our children can and will be active, contributing members of our society.