the staff of the Ridgewood
Ridgewood NJ, 2016-2017 Community Outreach Program Series Continues on November 16.The Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Department is again offering free presentations for parents and guardians throughout the 2016-2017 school year on the topic of children’s well-being.
Next up is There and Back with motivational speaker Ken Bartolo. This program will be held at the GWMS auditorium Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 PM George Washington Middle School Auditorium 155 Washington Place.
“There and Back” is the chilling story of two-time, all-county and collegiate football and lacrosse star, Ken Bartolo. While shining in both sports at Jamesville-Dewitt High School, Ken’s addiction began, costing him scholarship offers from colleges and universities across the east coast. Ken shares the story of his 27 years of substance abuse, leading to the incredible story of his recovery. This presentation is a brutally honest look at the violence and insanity of the world of addiction and how it can destroy the lives of the most promising of our youth. Ultimately, it is a story of hope. With strength, dedication and undying faith in himself, Ken conquered decades of addiction to alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs. His message is meant to encourage today’s youth to believe that, with faith in themselves, anything is possible.