Coming from a background similar to the at-risk students he hopes to influence, Lamar Collins understands the correlation between choice and consequence.
“When it comes to success, neither your gender, ethnicity nor family history are determining factors,” Lamar Collins says. “It’s all about the choices you make, because all choices have consequences and you will live with the consequences of your choices.”
Lamar Collins presents an example of how a student’s choices can lead him or her into a life of success. Growing up in a neighborhood where risky behavior was the norm, he determined not to follow the pattern. He became a teacher and later an educator for Scott and White Hospital. He continues to coach high school football in Temple, Texas.
He also addresses students, teachers and parents about the costs of high risk behaviors such as drinking, drug use and sexual activity. He breaks down teens’ struggles into core issues of self control, peer pressure, and hormones. He then teaches them how to make the right decisions by avoiding potentially dangerous situations, writing down personal boundaries, setting goals, and making the sometimes difficult choices that keep those goals within reach.
Lamar Collins’ educational background gives him a unique approach to staff development, giving teachers and administrators the encouragement and tools to be inspired, reengergized and equipped to better reach the students they work with.
“Teachers have the ability to develop relationships with their students,” he says. “When you have developed a relationship with a student, you can then effectively challenge their behavior. Although students may not respect the rules, they always respect relationships.”
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Comments for Lamar Collins’ Programs
~Middle School Student
“Your presentation really helped me to realize that my choices now will influence how my life will shape up and what I will be doing with my life.”
~Middle School Student
“Our kids and staff can really use this information. Thank you so much for bringing Lamar in today!”
~Staff, Youth Org.