Dr. Matt Bellace, motivational speaker and comedian with a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology, will meet with Scotts Ridge eighth graders Monday, April 2 in an assembly geared towards making the right choices \u2014 not only with substances but in life. He promotes the pursuit of \u201cnatural highs\u201d experienced through exercise, healthy activities and other individual passions. He speaks to over 100,000 adults, middle, high school and college students annually and according to many of them, his impact is profound and long-lasting. Additionally, Matt will be hosting a presentation for parents in the evening of April 2 from 7-8 p.m. in the SRMS auditorium. The goal of his parent workshop is to \u201chelp improve the quality of life for both parents and their teens\u201d by offering techniques to establish and maintain an argument-free supportive environment which focuses on the development of \u201cself-control, grit and resilience .\u201d More information about Dr. Bellace and his programs can be found on his website: www.MattBellace.com. Dr. Bellace\u2019s visit to Ridgefield is generously sponsored by The Ridgefield Prevention Council.