Dewayne Smithers

I’m blazing a trail for youth motivational speaking & the art of spoken word.

Dewayne is a top youth motivational speaker. He has established a reputation as a speaker, spoken word & hip hop artist who can inspire any youth and young adult 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.


Turning tragedy to testimony

4148_1155199283171_4252105_nAs a youth, he was taught how to be a con artist, playboy, thief and started selling drugs at the age of 15. To deal with the struggle, he mastered the art of freestyle rap. At the age of 18, he dropped out of high school and ran the streets. At he age of 22, he was faced with ten years in prison for selling drugs, but the judge gave me another chance, three months in jail and two years probation. At the age of 24, he became a Christian and obtained his GED. From there, he went on to Eastern Kentucky University and graduated with a B.A in Broadcast & Communications.

Since then, he has 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.

Overcoming life’s obstacles

Having overcome low self esteem, depression, stereo types and many of life’s obstacles, he strives to pass this knowledge on to anyone who will listen. His 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.


Dewayne is perfect for Freshman Orientation and College Keynote Lectures. Dewayne can move a Leadership Conference full of young motivated attendees to take action and to reflect on the importance of leadership and principles that make a great leader.

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.

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