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Motivational Youth Speaker in Sebring, FL

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 Fred Wild Elementary School in Sebring, FL

Our students LOVED your presentation! They were talking about chasing their dreams all day.

Megan Moesching

School Principal, Fred Wild Elementary

Chasing Dreams at Fred Wild Elementary: Building Resilience and Self-Worth with Motivational Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes

To captivate the young minds at Fred Wild Elementary, I kick-started the presentation by sharing my childhood dream – playing professional baseball for the New York Yankees. With the room buzzing, a professional broadcaster narrated the play-by-play of this dream. The students, caught up in the excitement, cheered me on. As the segment concluded with a home run, the room erupted in cheers and applause. This set the stage for the core message: chase your dreams even if they seem impossible, and never give up.

The Shocking Twist: When Dreams Meet Discouragement

However, I then revealed a surprising twist – I gave up on my dreams. Gasps filled the room, and a student exclaimed, “Eddie, you’re not supposed to give up on your dreams!” I agreed and proceeded to share the personal story behind my decision.

I confided that when I shared my dream with my cousin, instead of encouragement, I faced ridicule. He dismissed my dream, asserting I wasn’t good, strong, fast, or talented enough for baseball. Devastated, my confidence shattered, and I abandoned baseball entirely. I stopped believing in myself because I felt unworthy of my dreams.

Motivational Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes at Rock Island Elementary School Assembly Program

Relating to Student Struggles: Overcoming Feelings of Inadequacy

Addressing the students directly, I acknowledged that many of them might feel similarly – not good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough, or not talented enough. Yet, I stressed that they are enough, worthy of their dreams, and equipped with all they need to pursue them.

Their potential, I emphasized, surpasses anyone’s opinion. They are brimming with possibilities and deserving of their dreams. It was a powerful reminder that resonated with the students, prompting Principal Megan to share that the students couldn’t stop discussing their dreams throughout the day.

The Heartwarming Aftermath: Belief and Inspiration

In a touching moment, Jacob, a fourth-grade student, approached me after the presentation. “Eddie, I believe in you. I think you should chase your dream again and play for the New York Yankees.” Grateful for his belief, I thanked him, appreciating the profound impact of the message.

My time at Fred Wild Elementary was nothing short of amazing. The students’ enthusiasm, fun, and engagement throughout the presentation were truly inspiring. Principal Megan Moesching’s leadership is commendable, steering a team of dedicated educators who value each student and champion their potential and dreams. The seeds of resilience and self-worth were sown that day, encouraging these young minds to fearlessly pursue their dreams.

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 – Foresthill Divide School, Forest Hill, CA
  • March 1 – Kane County ROE,Geneva, IL

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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