Consulting Services


  • We Believe in Youth Mentorship Programs – Helping At-Hope Youth Succeed

  • 5-Star Presentation(s) Team

  • Positive TEAM Classroom Management Systems (PTCMS)

  • Team & Community Performance

  • Coaching/Football – Mindfulness, Strategies, Techniques, Offensive Line Tutoring

For more information on consulting services, please contact Scott Ricardo.

Scott Ricardo Consulting

We Believe in Youth Mentorship Programs

Helping At-Hope Youth Succeed

At Humboldt State, he founded and directed the “We Believe in Youth” Mentorship Program for At-Risk Youth. The success of the program gained national attention and he was a featured guest speaker on the nationally televised Children’s Miracle Network Show and AFCA National Convention. He also was awarded the Humboldt County Community Service Award for his efforts with at-risk youth. The program started with five college student-athletes mentoring 20 local at-risk youth.  Within four years the program grew to twenty mentors serving over a hundred youth.

5-Star Presentation(s) Team

Is your organization looking for a team of 5-Star presenters to provide quality professional development to your staff? Do you want your staff to feel replenished, rejuvenated and confident in their choice of education as their career? If so, contact Summer Institutes and choose from a list of the 5-Star Presenters (7 topics).

What is a 5-Star presenter? For 35 years, Summer Institutes has had their university graduate-level presenters evaluated by participants. On a scale of 1 being low and 5 being high, there have been elite presenters that have scored 100% (all 5’s).

After your 5-Star team has been chosen, Scott Ricardo, SI President, will handle all travel arrangements, costs, per diem and consultant fee distribution. One easy payment will be paid to Summer Institutes. For more information, contact Scott Ricardo.

We Believe in Youth Mentorship Program

Positive Team Classroom Management System (PTCMS)

Scott Ricardo, the Founder and President of Summer Institutes, has taken his 45-years of teaching and coaching experience and coupled it with PBIS and restorative justice principles, to develop a proven system to establish high-classroom behavior for middle-school students. His Positive Team Classroom Management System (PTCMS) helps equip K-12 teachers to quickly build caring teamwork and restorative discipline in their classrooms so they can maximize their teaching time without so many distractions.

In a recent 8th grade classroom evaluation, the evaluator noted the incredibly quick response from students at the onset of the class period. On Ricardo’s cue, “I am now ready to instruct,” the classroom fell completely quiet within two-seconds and one-hundred percent of Ricardo’s students were staring directly at him and listening with full attention. “I was very impressed with how quickly Mr. Ricardo had full control of the class and the daily activities began.”

Ricardo’s philosophy is to incorporate the well-known principles of PBIS training and restorative education, but to establish a creative and disciplined management style that builds a caring team culture of learning at a faster than normal rate.

“I believe in all the principles we’re learning as educators, but I also believe we need to get results more quickly. We can’t continually use significant portions of our limited class time repeating things we should have built into our classroom culture          by the end of the first week. Time is our most valuable asset.”

Would you like your students engaged in seconds? Learn how: PTCMS: Positive Team Classroom Management System

Fund Raising - Scott Ricardo

Team & Community Performance

For two years, Ricardo worked as the athletic director for Port Townsend High School. He developed a theme called “TEAM Port Townsend”. Ricardo promoted that everyone in the close-knit community of Port Townsend should share in the common goal to help Port Townsend’s youth succeed by providing a first-class experience for all students. Athletic teams improved both on and off the field, attendance increased and the community donated over $60,000 to help improve the PTHS athletic program. The following quote exemplifies Coach Ricardo’s passion and hard work ethic: If you’ve been to see football, volleyball or soccer at Port Townsend High School this season, you’ve heard it, seen it and felt it.  The crowds are bigger. The noise is louder. The energy is higher. Call it the RICARDO RUMBLE!  Port Townsend Leader, September 19,2007

Rich Gastfield, Booster Club CFO



Scott Ricardo


Mindfulness, Strategies, Techniques, Offensive Line Tutoring

Coach Ricardo has coached at Cal Poly, Washington State, University of California, Central Washington and Humboldt State Universities. In the spring of 2015, Ricardo was hired to consult the Uppsala 86ers European American Pro Football League/Sweden Sports Federation.


General Manager Martin Söderberg

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