Consulting Services


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

  • 5-Star Presentation(s) Team

  • Positive Team Intervention Systems (PTIS)

  • 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 Intervention System (PTIS)

Scott Ricardo, President/Founder Summer Institutes 1987

Scott Ricardo, the Founder and President of Summer Institutes, draws from his extensive 46 years of teaching and coaching experience to introduce the Positive Team Intervention System (PTIS). By integrating PBIS and restorative justice principles, PTIS offers a proven methodology for establishing exemplary classroom behavior across K-University settings. This innovative system empowers K-12 educators to cultivate caring teamwork and implement restorative discipline swiftly, enabling them to optimize instructional time and minimize disruptions caused by student misbehavior.

In a recent evaluation of Mr. Ricardo’s 8th-grade classroom, the administrator marveled at the prompt response of students as the class commenced. Within two seconds of Ricardo’s announcement, “I am now ready to instruct,” the classroom fell into complete silence, with every student attentively focused on him. One hundred percent of Ricardo’s students were fully engaged, setting the stage for productive daily activities.

Ricardo’s approach emphasizes the integration of PBIS training and restorative education principles within his PTIS creative and disciplined team management framework. This method fosters a nurturing team culture of learning that develops at an accelerated pace.

“I believe in the fundamental principles of education, but I also recognize the need for expediency in achieving results,” says Ricardo. “We cannot afford to squander valuable class time on tasks that should be ingrained in our classroom culture from the outset. Time is our most precious commodity.”

Ready to witness your students’ engagement within seconds? Discover the Positive Team Intervention System (PTIS) today.

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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