Viewpoint’s Human Development Program is excited to welcome is Ross Szabo (ZAY-BO) to our campus to speak with Upper School Students on Wednesday, October 11 and on Thursday, October 12 to speak with our family community. Ross is the CEO of the Human Power Project, a company that creates cutting edge mental health curriculum. He’s an award winning speaker, author, trainer and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.
Ross was the Director of the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign for 8 years. In that time he spoke to over one million people, created the first youth mental health speakers’ bureau in the country, reached millions in media appearances and wrote a book titled, Behind Happy Faces. After 8 years on the road he burned out, so he did what anyone would do when they’re exhausted. He joined the Peace Corps.
Ross served in Botswana for 2 years. When he came home he decided to start his own company to create mental health curriculum for people of all ages. His first curriculum also titled Behind Happy Faces is being used by over 100,000 students.
He’s a social pioneer who has led the youth mental health movement, a blogger for the Huffington Post, a former model and knows how to track lions by watching the movements of other animals. Ross Szabo will be speaking with students in grades Nine, Ten and Eleven on Wednesday, October 11 during the afternoon seminar on PSAT Day. The following evening, families are encouraged to learn more about what their children heard the day before. Mr. Ross Szabo will speak to our community about mental health. Get ready to laugh and change.