Brent Scarpo
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Brent Scarpo

Allendale, Michigan, United States

Allendale, Michigan, United States
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"Frostburg State Testimonials"

I attend Frostburg State University as a sophomore, and I would like to thank you for the amazing
presentation this evening. I attended "Why Do You Hate Me?" last year as afreshman and
absolutely loved the program. When Ifound that he was returning this year I was thrilled and
attended again, this time dragging my boyfriend along. Once again I was amazed, and my
boyfriend gained a lot from the program as well. I think that what Mr. Scarpo does is amazing
and I only hope others were as moved as my boyfriend and I were. Thank you once again!

I will never be able to express in this email how much it truly touched me. I am a veryjudgmental
and racist person. To be honest I did not want to attend theprogram. However my girlfriend
(wonderful girlfriend) urged me to come along with her. She attended theprogram last year and
thought it was wonderful. After attending "Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium, " I thought a lot
about my actions and thoughts toward otherpeople. I thought to myself how rude and selfish I
have been. I hope that thisfeeling will continue to stay with mefor the rest of my life. I believe
that one person can make a difference. I related his program to the movie "Pay it Forward"
Thankyou for bringing to campus a man who canpass the spark along. I will do my best to keep
it going.

As educators, we hope to make a difference in the lives of our students. Sometimes we do this
directly through the contact that we have with them. At other times, our influence is through
those individuals and programs we present to our students. Brent Scarpo has become a valued
colleague because of the difference he has made in the lives of our students. I encourage you to
invite him to your campus. You will fInd him to be a wonderful educational partner. - Thomas Bowling

"St. John Fisher College Testimonial"

“This program was amazing. I had no idea what to expect when I walked into the auditorium, but as I sat through the film I could not help but think how terrible hate is and what it does to people.” - NRHH program

"University of Rochester Testimonial"

“I was moved to tears.” - Chrishelle, freshman

"University of Idaho Testimonial"

“The University of Idaho would highly recommend to anyone to bring this vital, ground-breaking program to his or her school or community.” - Karen Caffey, Program Coordinator

"Harvey Mudd College Testimonial"

“It was clear that members of our community had much to say on this topic, but needed an explicit invitation to express their thoughts. Journey was that invitation.” - Jeanne Noda, Vice President and Dean of Students





BRENT SCARPO has over twenty years of experience as an educator, producer, writer, director, and casting director in Hollywood. Scarpo directed and produced the educational documentary film, Journey to a Hate Free Millennium. The film explores hate in modern society and focuses on the Matthew Shepard tragedy, the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr., and the student shootings at Columbine High School.

Since October 1999, the Journey to a Hate Free Millennium educational program has been presented in all 50 states as well as over 10 countries. This program has been presented at colleges and universities, high schools, middle schools, community events and conferences, to a growing audience of over 1,000,000 people.

Scarpo continues to develop and present diverse subject matters with positive messages to our world through film and television projects, books, special presentations, exhibits, and motivation speaking events. His newest programs are entitled, Why Do You Hate Me? a presentation that looks at how people sabotage their personal success Coming Out – The Never Ending Story, a unique look at the coming out process for the GLBT, The Road to Hollywood – Careers in the Entertainment Industry a program that looks at the various career choices for college students considering a job in the entertainment industry, Last Call – a unique look at the issue of alcohol at colleges and universities and finally Mama D – a program/video designed to teach leadership and community service.

Prior to Brent’s speaking career, Scarpo founded the non-profit, New Light Media as well as worked in the entertainment industry in Hollywood. He served as a casting director for six years, casting motion pictures, television projects, commercials, infomercials, and many more. He has worked on such films as THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THAT THING YOU DO, and AIRFORCE ONE. Furthermore, Scarpo wrote and was featured on Christmas Special, CHRISTMAS MIRACLES for ABC. In 1998 he successfully produced, directed, and starred in a theatrical production of the play, THE BOYS NEXT DOOR.