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Motivational Youth Speaker in Natomas Park, 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.

Elementary Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes at Natomas Park Elementary School

“One of my teachers said that IM.POSSIBLE with motivational youth speaker Eddie Cortes was the best student assembly she had ever been to.” 

Principal Forcucci

Wilson Elementary School

Rafael’s Triumph: Conquering Soccer Doubts at Natomas Park Elementary with Motivational Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes

Let’s dive into a heartwarming moment that set the tone for an incredible day at Natomas Park Elementary in California. Meet Rafael, a fifth-grader navigating the doubts that often cloud our dreams, especially in something as passionate as soccer.

In the aftermath of the IM.POSSIBLE assembly, Rafael’s story stood out as a shining beacon of resilience and self-discovery. He was on the verge of letting go of his soccer dreams, feeling like he wasn’t good enough. But something clicked during the school assembly, and suddenly, he realized the strength within him. The realization that he can tackle challenges, that his potential knows no bounds, and above all, he’s truly worthy of chasing his dreams. Cue the cheers and applause!

Superpower Day: Unleashing Bravery, Strength, and Smarts

Our day at Natomas Park Elementary was all about tapping into the superpowers within each student—resilience being the ultimate force! I wove lessons into the fabric of humor, relatable stories, and captivating tricks, emphasizing that these incredible kids are “braver than they believe, stronger than they seem, and smarter than they think.” And just like that, we set the stage for a day of self-discovery.

Eddie Cortes, Motivational Youth Speaker, at Natomas Park Elementary School,  CA

Dreams Unveiled: Lawyers, Engineers, and Soccer Stars in the Making

As the assembly wrapped up, the energy in the room was electric. Students were animatedly sharing their dreams, from aspiring lawyers in third grade to budding engineers in fourth grade, and fifth graders passionate about making their mark in music and sports.

However, amidst these dreams, it was Rafael’s story that resonated deeply—a poignant reminder that every journey, no matter how challenging, is infused with the potential for triumph.

Cheers to Lyndsay Byrd and Natomas Park Elementary!

None of this magic would have happened without the gracious invitation from Lyndsay Byrd, a true leader who doesn’t just run a school but nurtures a community where every student’s potential is not only recognized but enthusiastically celebrated.

As we navigate through the rest of the year, let’s carry Rafael’s victory as a reminder—resilience paves the way for dreams to flourish, and every child has the potential for greatness. Here’s to more triumphs, more dreams, and believing in the incredible journey of every kid out there!

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. 18 –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 20 – Phillipsburg Elementary, Phillipsburg, NJ
  • 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.

Video Demo Links of Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes: Youtube | Vimeo


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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