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Motivational Youth Speaker in Elk Grove, 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 Pleasant Grove Elementary School, Elk Grove, CA

“Eddie was fantastic. He inspired our student to believe in themselves. Students are asking to bring him back next year.”

Ashley Lawson

Principal, Forest Hill Divide

Reimagining the Impossible at Pleasant Grove Elementary School with Motivational Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes

Picture this: A young student stands before me, eyes brimming with determination yet clouded with doubt. His dream of becoming a pilot seems like an impossible feat, overshadowed by a seemingly insurmountable obstacle—color blindness. As he shares his dream, I sense the weight of uncertainty in his words.

But in the world of dreams, there are no limits—only possibilities waiting to be explored. I share with him the story of Rob Mendez, a man born with a rare congenital disorder, tetra-amelia syndrome, which left him without arms and legs. Despite his physical limitations, Rob pursued his passion for football, reimagining his dream from player to coach.

Rob’s story resonates deeply with the student, sparking a glimmer of hope in his eyes. He realizes that while obstacles may seem daunting, they are not insurmountable barriers but rather opportunities for creative solutions. With newfound determination, he thanks me and walks away, ready to reimagine his dream and make the impossible possible.

Elementary School Assembly at Motivational Youth Speaker Eddie Cortes at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, Elk Grove, CA with Motivational Youth Speaker with Eddie Cortes

Empowering Dreams: The IM.POSSIBLE Elementary School Assembly

At Pleasant Grove Elementary School, I had the privilege of sharing the IM.POSSIBLE Elementary School Assembly—an electrifying experience aimed at empowering students to build resilience and chase their dreams. Through a blend of humor, captivating stories, and interactive activities, I ignited a spark of inspiration in each young mind.

During the assembly, I emphasized the importance of resilience—the ability to bounce back from setbacks and pursue dreams with unwavering determination. I reminded students that their potential knows no bounds, transcending any limitations they may face.

Through thought-provoking anecdotes and engaging discussions, I encouraged students to embrace failure as a stepping stone to success. By cultivating resilience, they not only develop a positive self-worth but also unlock their full potential to achieve academic excellence and pursue their aspirations with confidence.

Championing Resilience

As a motivational youth speaker, my mission is simple yet profound: to empower students to overcome obstacles, defy limitations, and reach for the stars. With the IM.POSSIBLE Elementary School Assembly, I equip young minds with the tools they need to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and determination.

Through my interactive presentations, I instill in students the belief that they are capable of achieving greatness—no dream is too big, no hurdle too high. By fostering a culture of resilience and self-belief, I aim to inspire a generation of confident, empowered individuals ready to embrace the limitless possibilities of their futures.

Join me on this transformative journey as we empower students to dream big, chase their passions, and make the impossible possible. Together, we can unlock the full potential of every young mind and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.

Gratitude to Pleasant Grove Elementary School and Principal Wood

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Principal Deidra Wood for the invitation and warm welcome. Your dedication at Pleasant Grove Elementary School to foster a nurturing environment where students thrive is truly commendable. Thank you for your invaluable partnership in empowering the next generation of resilient dream chasers.

Until next time, keep dreaming big and remember—impossible is just a word. With resilience and determination, anything is possible.

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
  • May 16 – Washington Elementary, Waukegan, IL
  • 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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