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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.

Students of Graceland Park O'Donnell Heights Elementary Middle School with Eddie Cortes

“Thanks for coming to speak to our students, but that message was for me.” – Teacher, Graceland Park O’Donnell Heights


Graceland Park O'Donnell Heights

A Journey of Resilience at Graceland Park O’Donnell Heights Elementary Middle School with Motivational Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes

Let me take you on a journey to Graceland Park O’Donnell Heights Elementary Middle School in Maryland, where I had the honor of spreading a message of resilience and self-worth. On April 10th, I stepped into their world, ready to ignite their spirits and inspire them to chase their dreams.

Stories of Hope and Inspiration

As I stood before the students, their eyes sparkled with curiosity and anticipation. Little did I know, their stories would touch my heart in ways I never imagined.

One by one, they shared their dreams with me. Some dreamt of becoming doctors, artists, or athletes. Others dared to dream of changing the world. Each story was a testament to their resilience and unwavering belief in themselves.

But it wasn’t just the students who left an impression on me. Two teachers approached me after the assembly, their eyes filled with gratitude. They confessed that my message of resilience had struck a chord with them personally. They thanked me for reminding them of their own strength and ability to overcome challenges, both in and out of the classroom.

IM.POSSIBLE Assembly Graceland Park O'Donnell Heights Elementary Middle School with Eddie Cortes

Embracing Potential

During the assembly, I spoke passionately about the power of potential. I urged the students to recognize that their capabilities far outweigh any limitations they may face. Through interactive activities and heartfelt discussions, I instilled in them the belief that they are capable of achieving greatness.

The energy in the room was palpable as the students enthusiastically participated in the activities. Their eagerness to embrace their potential filled me with hope and optimism for their future.

A Heartfelt Thank You

As the day came to a close, I couldn’t help but feel a profound sense of gratitude. The warm reception I received from both students and staff reminded me of the importance of my mission as a motivational speaker.

I am deeply thankful to Principal Rita Mullally for extending the invitation and for her unwavering dedication to nurturing a culture of empowerment within the school community. Her leadership is evident in the vibrant spirit that permeates the halls of Graceland Park O’Donnell Heights.

With every interaction, I am reminded of the incredible impact we can have on the lives of others. Together, let’s continue to inspire and uplift one another, empowering each individual to realize their fullest potential. Until we meet again, keep dreaming big and believing in the power of 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
  • April 11 – Long Branch High School, Long Branch, NJ
  • April 19 – Clemson Elementary School, Clemson, SC
  • April 25 – Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools, Santa Rosa, NM
  • April 30 – Centreville MS, Centreville, MD
  • May 9 – Hillcrest Elementary School, Frederick, MD
  • May 16 – Washington Elementary, Waukegan, IL
  • June 14 – Heartland Educational Consortium, Lake Placid, FL
  • Sept. 16 – Rogers Park MS, Danbury, CT
  • Oct. 9 – Idyllwild School, Idyllwild, CA
  • Feb. 28, 2025 – Garden Elementary School, Parkville, MO

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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