Super Bowl Champion, Author & Founder/CEO of Share the Magic Foundation
When former New England Patriot’s wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell entered the University of Georgia, he could only read at a junior high level—something he realized after attending his first English class and recognizing he wasn’t at the same literacy levels as his peers. But being the competitor he’s always been, Mitchell vowed to improve and joined a monthly book club. It changed his life. Read More >
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Children who struggle to read are subjected to harsh consequences including poverty, incarceration, and failure to complete high school. Malcolm Mitchell grew up with similar challenges, but during his freshman year of college, a newly developed love of reading changed his trajectory. Initially, reading was a challenge, however, through perseverance, books became an avenue for expanding his curiosity, creativity, and learning. In 2015, Malcolm became an author. In 2016, he went on to establish a 501c3 organization, Share the Magic Foundation with a sole purpose: to transform children’s lives through literacy. Malcolm had his life re-directed by reading, and went on to win a super bowl. In this presentation, Malcolm focuses on the transformational power of reading through his personal story and literacy based research. Central to his message is self empowerment, cultural relevancy, and reading as a super power.
In this presentation, based on his real life experience in athletics and entrepreneurial endeavors (High School All-American, University of Georgia Wide Receiver, Super Bowl Champion, Author and CEO), speaker Malcolm Mitchell shares invaluable lessons and leadership strategies that can be used by teams and organizations to navigate challenges, overcome adversity, develop growth mindsets, and inspire members to reach for new heights. Central to his message is adaptation, redemption, and aligning your focus to turn obstacles into opportunities.
Malcolm Mitchell’s unique combination of leadership experiences translate into a powerful message emphasizing self exploration, growth, determination and community. Central to his message is service to others, sacrifice, and hard work. Whether you are a student, athlete, or business professional Malcolm’s mission is to help you identify untapped potential. This presentation is designed for growing leaders and customizable to your organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews, and research.
Among former NFL superstar Malcolm Mitchell’s numerous awards and accomplishments both on and off the field, he considers discovering a love of reading one of his greatest achievements. Reading, Malcolm says, truly changed his life. He saw first-hand the struggles illiteracy brought his own family members. Those with poor reading skills are not easily recognized, since most try to hide this information from others, including healthcare providers. The inability to read and understand basic medical instructions is an important barrier to receiving proper healthcare. Not only that, but studies have shown those who have lower reading proficiency rates are more apt to drop out of school and need government assistance, abuse drugs and overdose. In this inspiring presentation, Malcolm focuses on the transformational power of reading through his personal story and literacy-based research.
"Malcolm killed it today! So awesome!"
"We are so grateful for your commitment, planning, and participation. Amazing story and contribution to education! Malcom delivered an inspiring, but most importantly RELATABLE message. His experiences and triumphs in learning encourage us to reach ALL students."
"He is an angel. He exceeded my expectations beyond belief. He did so much more than he should've. He walked around that school and went into classrooms for hours. The kids were just in awe. When I wrote him his thank you note, I told him that if he only impacted ONE kid in the entire school, then it was worth every dime and minute spent. He positively impacted far more than one. He was so kind to every kid who approached him no matter if it was a good time or not. He made everyone feel special. He is genuine and so very precious. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and Malcolm, and I hope we continue to do so."
"We were very pleased with every part of the event involving Malcolm Mitchell. He was a very articulate and heart felt speaker. The highlight was the Q&A time he spent with our faculty and student athletes. He was a hit. Everyone we dealt with was professional and it was a great experience."
"Let me just say that Malcolm was incredible. His keynote touched so many lives in the room. He was encouraging, inspirational, and funny. The students really responded to him! He was so gracious and took tons of photos and signed books. We can’t thank him (and you) enough!"
"He did an absolutely wonderful job, got 2 standing ovations! His message really resonated with many of our attendees and was a great addition to our conference."
"Malcolm was so easy to work with. His message was on point and well received. I see lots of calls for engagements in his future from the systems that were in attendance and those they share. We will definitely be figuring out when and who we want him to teach next."
"Malcolm did a phenomenal job, and everyone loved him!! He made a great impression on our Florida Department of Education partners as well as the educators at the conference. He such a pleasure to be around too. Thank you so much for your help in getting him to our conference."
"It was absolutely amazing! It was a game changer and I can’t thank you enough."
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