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Middle School Speaker in Stafford, VA

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Eddie’s energy and positive message was the perfect way to kick off our school year. Students and staff walked away from his interactive presentation energized and ready to take on the year. Eddie’s genuine kindness and positivity immediately made him feel like family.

Mike Archambault

Principal, Thompson Middle School

Middle School Assembly Speaker Empowering Resilience at Thompson Middle School, Stafford, VA

As a Middle School Assembly Speaker, I had the honor of participating in Thompson Middle School’s dynamic sixth-grade transition day. This event, planned by Principal Archambault, was designed to empower these young students with the tools they need to navigate their new middle school journey with confidence and resilience.

Championing Resilience and Dreams

At this exciting event, I served as the youth motivational speaker, delivering a powerful message aimed at instilling resilience and determination in the hearts of these budding middle schoolers. Through the “IM.POSSIBLE School Assembly,” I had the opportunity to convey crucial life lessons that can help these students persevere through challenges and chase their dreams.

IM.POSSIBLE Teaching Outcomes

The assembly emphasized several essential teachings that can guide these sixth graders on their path to success. The first key lesson focused on the importance of never giving up on their dreams, even when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. I highlighted the idea that while some tasks might be difficult, they are not impossible, and it’s crucial to believe in one’s ability to overcome them.

Learning Through Failure

Another vital concept discussed during the assembly was the significance of failing forward. I emphasized that attempting challenging tasks, even if they lead to failure, is a valuable part of the learning process. The equation I presented, “trying hard things + failure = learning,” resonated with the students, reminding them that each failure brings an opportunity to acquire valuable insights.

The Role of Mentors

In addition to individual determination, I stressed the role of mentors in the students’ journey towards success. I encouraged them to seek guidance from mentors, individuals who can provide support, motivation, and wisdom. I highlighted how mentors can help them overcome difficulties and progress faster toward their goals.

An Interactive and Enjoyable Experience

The IM.POSSIBLE School Assembly was not only informative but also engaging and entertaining. The sixth graders thoroughly enjoyed the assembly, actively participating and soaking in the valuable lessons. Their energy and enthusiasm were evident, creating an inspiring atmosphere that reinforced the importance of resilience and determination.

Gratitude and Acknowledgment

I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Principal Archambault and Thompson Middle School for extending the invitation to be a part of this impactful event as your Middle School Speaker. It was an incredible experience to connect with these sixth graders and witness their eagerness to embrace challenges and grow through resilience.

Empowered for the Journey Ahead

In conclusion, the sixth-grade transition day at Thompson Middle School was a resounding success, and I’m honored to have played a small role in motivating and empowering these students through the IM.POSSIBLE School Assembly. As they embark on their middle school adventure, I’m confident that the seeds of resilience sown during this event will enable them to face challenges head-on and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.


IM.POSSIBLE is a fun and interactive school assembly helping middle school students build resilience, a positive self-worth, and chase their dreams.

  • Aug. 8 – Gayle Middle, Stafford, VA
  • Aug. 8 – Thompson Middle, Stafford, VA
  • Aug. 8 – Poole Middle, Stafford, VA
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  • Aug. 29 – Bailey Elementary, Dover, FL
  • Aug. 30 – Wilson Ele School, Plant City, FL
  • Sept. 7 – Fabens Middle School, Fabens, TX
  • Sept. 8 – O’donnell Intermediate, Fabens, TX
  • Oct. 16 – Entiat Schools, Entiat, East Wenatchee, WA
  • Oct. 17 – Cascade Elementary, East Wenatchee, WA
  • Oct. 17 – Sterling Jr. High, East Wenatchee, WA
  • Oct. 18 – Rock Island Elementary, East Wenatchee, WA
  • Oct. 18 – Grant Elementary, East Wenatchee, WA
  • Oct. 19 – Clovis Point Elementary, East Wenatchee, WA
  • Oct. 19 – Eastmont Jr. High, East Wenatchee, WA
  • Oct. 20 – Kenroy elementary, East Wenatchee, WA
  • Nov. 17 – Central Middle School, Stirling, NJ

Invite Eddie Cortes to be a guest speaker at your elementary or middle school. Click here or email [email protected] to schedule a conversation to learn more about his school assembly.

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In his fun and interactive presentation titled “IM.POSSIBLE,” youth motivational speaker Eddie Cortes will help students realize that they are not defined by their limitations but by their potential. He uses humor, thought-provoking stories, and object lessons to teach elementary and middle school students to build resilience. Eddie empowers them to do hard things and chase their dreams.

Email [email protected] or click here to schedule a conversation to learn more or invite Eddie Cortes to be a guest speaker at your next school assembly.



Elementary School Youth Motivational Speaker in Florida


With over 20 years of experience, Eddie Cortes is regarded as one of the most engaging elementary and middle school speakers in the youth market. His mission is to empower students to build resilience and a positive self-worth.

This mission is personal. As a middle schooler, Eddie stopped believing in himself. In fact, his negative self-view impacted his grades, relationships, choices, and ultimately his dreams.

This experience is what fuels Eddie’s mission. He wants every elementary and middle school student to know that they are worthy of their dreams and have the tools to chase them.

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