YOUTH MENTOR & SPEAKER
From Gang member to Youth Speaker, Mentor & Motivator!
Eric’s story is one that will engage and inspire change in your students and school community!
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Below are a few of the topics we cover through our keynote, workshop or mentoring sessions
Anti-Bullying & Power Of Words
Identity & Well-Being
Building a Culture of Respect
Boys To Men of Honor
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
“Over the last 7 years we’ve had Eric working with our students across our well-being, resilience & leadership days, our students love him and I can’t recommend him enough.”
-Mark Goode, Teacher
A victim of racial bullying in primary school, Eric had first-hand experience of being bullied. Being the only African in his school, he experienced constant teasing, isolation and fear which led to him missing many days of school. The bullying led to anger and other emotions he didn’t know how to identify or navigate at the time. This would lead to 4 suspensions by Year 8.
From being a gang member in High School and labeled ‘at risk’, two decades later Eric was awarded the African Australian Community Impact award in 2014 for his work both locally and in Africa.
An author of 3 best-selling books, Eric is passionate about young people and their future. His resilience in overcoming mental health challenges, suicidal thoughts, teen gangs positions him as a great example to young people, that no matter your background, mistakes and challenges, you can still get back up and make your life count!
''The quietest our 330 students have been in any presentation, you had them at the edge of their seats with your compelling story'' NWS P:12NW- P-12
Your vulnerability meant a lot to our students, many of whom are going through the very things you went through, it was really relatable, thank you''SC Melton
''Your phrase 'failure is only an event but never a person' is something I've been trying to share with my students, I'm glad they were able to hear it from another voice!''WCC
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