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Education Motivation

APB's motivational speakers on education have the unique ability of fostering a desire to learn in children who would otherwise spurn it. Speaking to students, teachers, and communities, these speakers on education motivation are advocates for quality education for all children and truly empower their audiences through inspirational keynotes.

Education Motivation

CEO of Robin Hood, Army Combat Veteran & Best-Selling Author

Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

Senior Executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Best Selling Author, A Chance in the World

Steve Pemberton’s story is about defying seemingly unsurmountable odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed...

ABC News Veteran and Host of What Would You Do?

Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights, and a powerful presence, John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring keynotes in the speaking world today. His moving presentations focus on his odds-defying...

Inspirational Educator & Author

The author of the memoir Nobody Don't Love Nobody, the story of her first teaching job at a school for homeless children, Stacey Bess shares a powerful message of mentorship and service.

The World Champion of Magic

Jason Latimer has a resume that staggers most academic professionals and illusionists around the world. Even by the age of 22, Latimer had achieved a level of recognition in the magic community matched only twice in history. A TEDxWallStreet...

Oprah Winfrey's "All-Time Favorite Guest"

Speaker Tererai Trent endured a life of poverty in Zimbabwe before changing it all by obtaining her doctorate. She works to improve education in her home village.

"Maria" on Sesame Street & Author

Those who grew up learning their ABC's with Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Kermit and the Cookie Monster will immediately recognize Manzano as the bilingual "Maria" on Sesame Street. Manzano attributes her appeal to the fact that she acts the...

Senior Fellow at International Center for Leadership in Education

Eric Sheninger is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP). He presents and speaks nationally to assist other school...

Founder of Green Bronx Machine & Green Initiative Educator

Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx educator/administrator who believes that students shouldn't have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. Stephen has electrified and inspired audiences of all types with his "Si Se Puede"...

Actor, Breaking Bad

Steven Michael Quezada is an actor, comedian and writer. His crowning achievement was playing DEA Agent Steve Gomez on the multi-award winning TV mega hit Breaking Bad. Quezada is an education advocate, does standup comedy and is renowned...

President, HOPE Foundation, Award-Winning Author & Educational Leader

Award-winning author and educational leader, Alan Blankstein served for 25 years as President of the HOPE Foundation, which he founded and whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began...

Teacher & Student Inspirational Speakers

Donna Porter and DJ Batiste have a story that is sure to inspire all audiences. Porter has dedicated her life to the field of education, and has gained a breadth of wisdom and experience that she now pours into audiences across the nation. Early...

Big Data Expert & Professor, Math & Statistics

Dr. Talithia Williams is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. She recently gave a TED talk (currently over 1 million views) titled “Own Your Body’s Data.” She exemplifies the role of teacher and scholar through outstanding...

Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network

As a classroom teacher in East Oakland for the past 21 years, Jeff Duncan-Andrade's pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing uncommon levels of social and academic success for students.

Self-Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Featured TEDMED Speaker

Sixteen year old Rosie King first hit the headlines in the UK when she accurately diagnosed her own Asperger's Syndrome at age nine. After her popular TEDMED talk, King continues to raise awareness about autism, and is working towards her goal of...

Chairman, Special Olympics

Tim Shriver is a social leader, an educator, author, film producer, and entrepreneur. He is the Chairman of Special Olympics, and in that capacity he serves with over 4.4 million Special Olympics athletes and their families in 170 countries.

Award-Winning Actress & Best-Selling Author

Speaker Jamie Lee Curtis has demonstrated her versatility as an actress with roles in such films as Halloween. She is also the author of eight children's books.

Award-Winning Actor of Arrested Development, The Hangover & Transparent

A veteran of film, television, and the Broadway stage, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Jeffrey Tambor is one of the most iconic and respected character actors of his generation. He has appeared in The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested...

Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer, American Inventor & Scientist

Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school student who at age 15 created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in 5 minutes for as little as 3 cents. Andraka speaks about open access, STEM education and universal...

Author & Motivational Speaker

She's the mother of one of the greatest athletes ever, but Lucille O'Neal is much more than just "Shaq's mom." A powerful motivator & moving speaker, she wrote Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go.

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