International Award-Winning Speaker, Youth Educator, and HIV/AIDS Advocate
Scott Fried is an award-winning international public speaker, HIV/AIDS educator and author. For more than two decades, he has lectured to over a million teenagers and adults in nearly every U.S. state, as well as countries including Israel, England, Canada, Holland and Honduras. He has spoken at over 1000 colleges and universities, schools, camps, synagogues,…
Scott Fried is an award-winning international public speaker, HIV/AIDS educator and author. For more than two decades, he has lectured to over a million teenagers and adults in nearly every U.S. state, as well as countries including Israel, England, Canada, Holland and Honduras. He has spoken at over 1000 colleges and universities, schools, camps, synagogues, churches, youth retreats, prisons, military bases, and gatherings of teachers, counselors, and parents.
He has received the “Collaborative Program of the Year” Award at the University of Pittsburgh and the “Outstanding Education Event” Award at Florida Tech.
Scott’s work is based on a core belief that one must understand the value of one’s own life and hold it sacred, in order to refrain from dangerous behaviors that could lead to HIV infection and other crises. He speaks on a variety of topics including sexual responsibility, abstinence, dating, transmission of HIV, alternative sexuality, eating disorders, body image, self-mutilation, suicide, alcohol & drug misuse, dealing with divorce, broken-heartedness and intimacy. Regardless of the topic, Scott shares his own life story of contracting and dealing with HIV.
He is also the author of three books. If I Grow Up: Talking with Teens about AIDS, Love and Staying Alive, My Invisible Kingdom: Letters From the Secret Lives of Teens, and A Private Midnight: A Teenager’s Scrapbook of Secrets. He has a DVD of his parent lecture entitled, “How to Talk to the Creature in Your Car.” He has been published in numerous periodicals and newspapers and is featured in the books The Five Gifts of Illness: A Reconsideration, Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS, The Faces of AIDS: Lives at the Epicenter and The World is a Narrow Bridge: Stories that Celebrate Hope and Healing.
Each year, Scott leads a team of volunteers to Roatan, Honduras to do community work for indigent families, conduct HIV/AIDS educational workshops, feed prisoners and hand out thousands of free condoms.
Scott lives in New York City.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
- Courage in the Face of Illness
- The Casualties of Love: How to Survive a Broken Heart
- Judaism & Homosexuality: In connection with a showing of the documentary Trembling Before G-d
- Gay Media vs. Gay Reality
- The Laws of Forgiveness: How to Give and Recieve an Apology
- “I Wore a Red Ribbon:” The History of the AIDS Epidemic and How We Went From Crisis to Complacency
- Living With HIV: An Owner’s Manual for Newly Infected and Long-Term Survivors
- HIV/AIDS Patient-Provider Care and Management
- Tools of the Trade: Advice from a Seasoned Sex Educator
- The Criminalization of HIV
AIDS 201: A Crash Course on All That’s New in the World of HIV Today, Including PEP, PrEP, VL, BB and Other Acronyms
Swipe Left for Sex: Love & HIV in the Age of Grindr
Scott Fried Interview
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