MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVEMENT
Dynamic, Passionate and Engaging Speaker, Amanda has been reaching audiences on local, state and national podiums. As a Classically Trained Opera Singer and former NYC performer, she has a gift for communicating messages to all ages and professions, from children to CEOs.
Her public speaking journey started, with the National Foundation for Women Legislatures and on behalf of their organization addressed the Florida House of Representatives at 14 years old. For the past 14 years, she has been a driving force waging the war on drugs through her prevention program, The Middle School Movement: Reaching Youth Before Alcohol & Drugs Do. Her mission is to protect the next generation by giving them tools to achieve their dreams, overcome obstacles and evaluate decisions.
At the following NFWL Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Amanda had the opportunity to speak about the problems facing teens at the premier of the movie “Chumscrubbers.” The movie features Glenn Close, Rita Hanks and numerous other stars who donated their time to help deliver a message about the dangers of teens abusing prescription drugs. At that moment, Amanda realized prescription drug abuse was a widespread problem. It's a national issue that went beyond her high school (nicknamed "The Pharmacy"). She wanted to take a stand and do something, which led her to her personal platform.
"It's just as important to encourage kids to make good decisions and give them tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle to accomplish their dreams; as it is to share the dangerous truths about drugs and alcohol," said Amanda, "I wants our next generation to happy, healthy and unstoppable."