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Motivational Youth Speaker in Foresthill, CA

IM.POSSIBLE: Building Resilient Students Who Chase Their Dreams Book Cover by Author and Motivational Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes



Are you ready to help your students achieve the impossible? In his book, “Im.possible”, a kids book about resilience, Eddie Cortes provides a roadmap for helping students become resilient problem-solvers and dream-chasers.

Motivational Youth Speaker, Eddie Cortes, at Foresthill Divide School, CA

“Eddie Cortes is a dynamic speaker, connects to the students, and they relate to him. The students were engaged the whole hour! We would welcome him back anytime.”

Principal Ruiz

Unleashing Resilience at Foresthill Divide School with Motivational Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Foresthill Divide School, a tale of resilience unfolded—a narrative of courage, determination, and unwavering spirit. Picture a gymnasium pulsating with excitement, where dreams dance in the eyes of every student. That was the scene on January 26th, when I had the privilege of being invited as a motivational youth speaker.

Embracing Resilience: One Student’s Triumph

In the heart of this vibrant setting, one student’s story stole my heart—a tale of triumph over adversity. Though facing the world with a unique challenge—a disability affecting his hand—he radiated determination and resilience. On the basketball court, where his peers seemed to excel effortlessly, he often grappled with doubt and uncertainty.

But after our assembly, something remarkable happened. With newfound confidence and a belief in his own abilities, this extraordinary student approached me with a radiant smile. He shared how the presentation had struck a chord deep within him, igniting a fire to chase his dreams with unwavering determination. No longer shackled by doubt, he discovered that with resilience as his guide, there’s nothing he couldn’t overcome.

Empowering Resilient Dream Chasers

At Foresthill Divide School, the mission was clear: empower students to cultivate resilience and embrace their inherent worth. Through an interactive and engaging school assembly, we embarked on a journey of self-discovery, exploring the power of resilience and the undeniable truth that every student is deserving of their dreams.

During the assembly, I employed humor, thought-provoking stories, and engaging object lessons to drive home the message. Together, we delved into the concept of resilience, uncovering its transformative potential to shape our lives. Through laughter and introspection, students discovered that their potential far surpassed their perceived limitations—that they were “braver than they believed, stronger than they seemed, and smarter than they thought.”

School Photo with Motivational Youth Speaker, Eddie Cortes, at Foresthill Divide School, CA

Building Resilience for Success

By nurturing resilience, students are not only better equipped to navigate life’s challenges but also to thrive in the face of adversity. Research shows that resilient individuals are more likely to have a positive self-worth, bounce back from failure, and achieve better academic results. Armed with resilience, students are empowered to tackle the toughest of challenges and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.

A Heartfelt Thank You

As the assembly drew to a close, students eagerly shared their dreams, their faces illuminated with newfound hope and determination. Their stories served as a poignant reminder of the profound impact we can have when we believe in the potential of every student.

I extend my deepest gratitude to Principal Lawson for her gracious invitation, warm hospitality, and unwavering commitment to nurturing resilient dream chasers. Her dedication is evident in every aspect of Foresthill Divide School, from the inclusive environment to the supportive student leadership team.

The Journey Continues

Reflecting on my time at Foresthill Divide School fills me with gratitude for the opportunity to inspire and empower the next generation of resilient dream chasers. Together, we’ve embarked on a journey of growth and self-discovery, and I’m excited to witness the incredible heights these students will reach.

To all the students at Foresthill Divide School and beyond, remember this: You are capable, you are worthy, and your dreams are within reach. With resilience as your guide, there’s no obstacle too great to overcome. Keep dreaming big, and never forget that you hold the power to shape your own destiny.

Here’s to a future brimming with endless possibilities and unwavering resilience!

Middle School Assembly Program, IM.POSSIBLE

IM.POSSIBLE Middle School Assembly Program

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

2023-2024 TOUR DATES

  • Aug. 8 – Gayle Middle, Stafford, VA
  • Aug. 8 – Thompson Middle, Stafford, VA
  • Aug. 8 – Poole Middle, Stafford, VA
  • Aug. 21 – Boaz Middle School, Boaz, AL
  • Sept. 1 – Wilson Ele School, Plant City, FL
  • Sept. 7 – Fabens Middle School, Fabens, TX
  • Sept. 7 – O’donnell Intermediate, Fabens, TX
  • Sept. 11 – Bailey Elementary, Dover, FL
  • Sept. 26 – Atrisco Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM
  • Sept. 26 – Colinas del Norte Elementary, Rio Rancho, NM
  • Sept. 27 – Alamosa Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM
  • 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, Rock Island, 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. 6 – New Castle Elementary & Charter School, Newcastle, CA
  • Nov. 6 – Foothill Ranch Middle School, Sacramental, CA
  • Nov. 7 – Foothill Ranch Middle School, Sacramental, CA
  • Nov. 7 – Manzanita Elementary School, Gridley, CA
  • Nov. 17 – Central Middle School, Stirling, NJ
  • Dec. 11 – Fred Wild Elementary, Sebring, FL
  • Dec. 15 – Werner Elementary School, Fort Collins, CO
  • Dec. 15 – Bacon Elementary School, Fort Collins, CO
  • Dec. 18 – Indian Hill School, Holmdel, NJ
  • Jan. 24 – Auburn Elementary, Auburn, CA
  • Jan. 25 – Natomas Park Elementary, Natomas, CA
  • Jan. 26 – Forest Hill Divide School, Forest Hill, CA
  • Jan. 26 – Pleasant Grove Elementary, Elk Grove, CA
  • Feb. 26 – Walkersville Elementary, Walkersville, MD
  • Feb. 28 – Berger-Vandenberg Ele, IL
  • Feb. 29 – Clearview Elementary, Waukegan, IL
  • March 1 – Kane County ROE,Geneva, IL
  • March 6 – Haymarket Elementary, Haymarket, VA
  • March 7 – West Gate Elementary, Manassas, VA
  • March 7 – Old Bridge Elementary, Woodbridge, VA
  • March 15 – Lawrence Middle, Lawrence, NJ
  • March 18 – Spring Garden School, Philadelphia, PA
  • March 19 – Ann A. Mullen Middle School, Sicklerville NJ 
  • March 20 – Phillipsburg Elementary, Phillipsburg, NJ
  • March 26 – Rankin ISD, Rankin, TX
  • April 10 – Graceland Park O’Donnell Heights Elementary Middle, Baltimore, MD
  • June 14 – Heartland Educational Consortium, Lake Placid, FL

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 the guest youth motivational speaker at your next school assembly program.



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.

To learn more about Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes click here.

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