Youth Motivational Speaker & Poet
I truly understand what it feels like to try and form and discover identity and purpose. Set backs are not really set backs, but launching pads into overcoming the impossible. I share through my own struggles and relate to young people.
Dewayne can relate to teens, especially at risk youth. Knowing what it is like to be fatherless,counted out, bullied, made fun of, rejected and stereotyped among other things. He believes that our lives only improve when we take risk. The first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Imagine…..capturing an audience with free-style rap, spoken word and laughter, drawing them in, comfortable and building trust. When you least expect it, real life comes into view.
You will be touched by the emotional struggle that I share. My rough upbringing and adulthood tragedies do not end in sadness. It rises above discouragement to show how anyone can turn their life around for the better.
Dewayne has established a reputation as a youth motivational speaker, spoken word artist and rapper who can inspire any teen despite background, race or gender. Dewayne offers up a healthy balanced dose of real life up to date advice that he calls “Reality Check”, but on your side. His speaking ability in front of a crowd of youth is truly an amazing thing to witness.
Dewayne was born to a single mother and raised with two sisters, in which they all have different fathers. His father got murdered when he was 4 and was raised without any positive role model father figures.
Since then, I have been traveling to churches, NFL Hall of Fame events, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, youth camps, college campuses, concerts, workshops and even across seas to Ghana Africa sharing my story and how you can turn any tragedy into a testimony.
Having overcome low self esteem, depression, stereo types and many of life’s obstacles, I strive to pass this knowledge on to anyone who will listen. My relentless optimism and story of victory truly inspire people to battle through anything and use their trials as a golden opportunity to shape the present and future as they desire to live.
When you book Dewayne as a speaker for your event , you get a speaker that knows how to reach any audience and set them off on a journey of self-exploration and change.
Dynamic and compassionate, Dewayne is chosen as a speaker by churches, schools and colleges for his ability to engage teens and young adults while educating them about the real life challenges they face. His stories encourage, inspire, and empower both teens and adults.
Middle school assemblies, high school assemblies, college events, student leadership conferences, foster care events, churches, and youth camps.
Dewayne shares his own personal stories about growing up as fatherless and troubled kid, how he overcame many of life obstacles.