Michael speaks to Foster Care Youth on behalf of California Institute of Mental Health Foster Care Program for youth
Who I am: I travel the country speaking to kids just like you who write me letters on how they have changed.
San Francisco Junior Giants Community - Violence Prevention Program with Michael Pritchard and pitcher Robb Nen made available by the generous donation of Bank of America.
“Big Changes Big Choices” for middle schools
The guest speaker, dressed in black, paces slowly in front of the Castlemont High School auditorium stage, sizing up the audience. Tough crowd. Young men hunker down under sweatshirt hoods and baseball caps. Young women, overdressed for this sunny spring day, guard against the chilly atmosphere inside. They lean deep into their seats. No one is smiling.
"I'd like to take a moment of silence for all the young people we've lost on the streets," says the guest, a commanding baritone.
Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America.
The Heart of Learning: The Value of Cultivating Emotional Intelligence
Michael Pritchard is a healer, and a pioneer in the field of social-emotional learning, the often-neglected missing piece in a well-rounded education.
I travel the country speaking to kids just like you who write me letters on bullying, teasing and overcoming just about anything.
Lessons from the Heart
Photo Gallery - Michael Pritchard and Friends
Partial List of Awards
Mr. Pritchard was awarded the honor of acting as the Master of Ceremonies for Pope John Paul II visit to San Francisco.
President's Volunteer Action Award
Office of the Attorney General Commendation
Toastmaster's International Speaker
Paul Harris Fellowship - Rotary International
Honorary Doctorate - Hartwick University
Recipient Marin Community Foundation Buck Fund Grant
"Since your visit, children are treating each other with more respect. They are expressing themselves to each other and to their teachers." Principal, CA
“I have taught about bullying but your teaching broke down major differences. I have heard kids apologizing to others , teachers went back and talked to their classes and students were complimented on speaking up. I’ve never seen kids as attentive and focused. Counselor Creekside Middle School - CA