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Monday, August 6, 2012

Social Services Keynote Speaker

I was extremely thrilled to attend a conference for the state of Indiana this month! 

I've done a lot of work with at-risk youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Social Services over the years and it's very rewarding to be able to share my observations as the Keynote Speaker at a conference in Indiana. In attendance were case workers, lawyers, social workers, potential adoptive parents, board members from different groups and various youth organizations. As it turned out, a police officer (RIGHT in photo below) who had previously seen some material of mine suggested to the board to have me come out a the presenter. He made it to the program and we had a fun magic session afterwards. He seemed thrilled and was a blast to entertain and brainstorm with.

After setting up audio/visual equipment the first day, I had an afternoon to explore Indianapolis which was getting in high gear for the racing that weekend! I took a tour of the famous Children'd Museum where I came across a different type of motivation and education. 




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Social Services Testimonial

“Rich Ferguson is an engaging, entertaining motivational speaker! He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, and he will make you think! His presentation is interspersed with moments of magic that leave you in awe and wonder. His personal story is inspiring and powerful, demonstrating the resilience of the human spirit and serving as a message of hope to those who work with troubled youth.”

- Denny (Denise) Hoskins, Special Needs Adoption Program (SNAP) Supervisor, Department of Child Services

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“Rich is amazing. His personal story is inspirational and youth seem to naturally be drawn to him.”

- Anna Boyd-Bucy, Executive Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County