Youth Inspirational Speaker David J. Flood will be addressing students at North Canton Middle School and Hoover High School about character, good choices, responsibility, integrity, respect, hard work and compassion. These are values that the North Canton City School District teaches everyday, and Flood will reinforce the importance of them with humor, energy and stories that reinforce the importance of reaching out to others, respecting others and doing the right thing.
NCCS Director of Instruction Michelle Hostetler believes Flood’s appearance complements the themes of the two individuals who spoke to our North Canton Middle School and Hoover High School students last year. “The anti-bullying campaign of Elec Simon and the importance of building emotional resilience in young people by Brooks Gibbs are similar in message to David Flood. Flood encourages students to look beyond the outside appearance of other people, and ‘to look on the inside.’ His message is one of dignity and respect for others.”
David Flood brings a unique perspective because of his own experiences. He grew up in a family impacted by addiction. He is the father of two children, one of whom has special needs. As a hospice volunteer, Flood visits patients who are terminally ill. He is on the board of K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides sports and other activities for children with special needs. He also participates in activities through The Anti-Bias Consortium of Nassau County Schools and The Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
Parents and community members are invited to hear David Flood’s message Tuesday, December 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in Hoover Hall of Hoover High School.
To learn more about him, go to http://davidjflood.com