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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

Emmy-Nominated Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Inventor & Philanthropist

Master improvisational actor John Ratzenberger gained international fame as the character "Cliff" in the NBC phenomenon Cheers. During more than three decades of moviemaking and theatre, Ratzenberger has enjoyed success as a screenwriter,...

Inspirational Football Coach

The memorable coach behind the hit film 'Remember the Titans,' Boone transformed a racially divided football team into a united group of state champions. He delivers a message of respect and teamwork.

Inspirational Educator & Survivor

A decade ago, Brenda Combs was a homeless crack addict and criminal. Today, she's turned her life around and motivates others with her story of perseverance and rediscovery.

Author & Child Advocate

Triumph of the spirit is the only way to describe Regina Louise's trials as an orphan discarded by most - if not all the adults in her life. Her life story is one of a child who prevails against all odds, whose resilience shines through each...

Author, Producer & Activist

Tonya Lewis Lee is an accomplished author, producer and rights activist. She is the founder of a multi-media company and has co-authored with husband Spike Lee several children's books including Please Baby Please and Giant Steps to...

One of America's Most Celebrated Schoolteachers

A once-in-a-lifetime educator, Rafe Esquith may be the most inspiring school teacher in America. He's been called "a modern day Thoreau" by Newsday, "a genius and a saint" by The New York Times, and "the most interesting and...

Former Juvenile Court Judge & Star of Judge Hatchett

Nationally recognized as an expert on juvenile & social issues, Judge Glenda Hatchett garnered national appeal for her award-winning show, Judge Hatchett. She is the author of Dare to Take Charge.

Legendary Journalist & News Anchor

One of the most renowned reporters of our time, Emmy-winning Dan Rather has experience and perspective few can match. He offers insight into world events and the significance of journalism today.

Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor of Essence Magazine

The soul of Essence for decades, speaker Susan L. Taylor led the business into the success it is today. She also recruits mentors for at-risk youth.

President of Emerson College & Inspirational Speaker

Lee Pelton is a nationally and internationally known speaker and writer on the value of a liberal education and the importance of leadership development, civic engagement, and diversity in higher education. He came to Emerson on July 1, 2011,...

Co-CEO, Archie Comic Publications

Nancy Silberkleit is co-CEO of Archie Comic Publications, one of the most successful, longest-running brands in the history of the comic industry. Her vision is that the comic book, as a graphic novel, is a valuable tool for developing literacy...

Musician & Reality TV Star

Born blind in his left eye due to congenital glaucoma, standout musician Blessing Offor of The Voice emigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria at the age of six. With a genuine love of people, a zeal for networking and inexhaustible energy, Offor...

Author, Supergirls Speak Out

Liz Funk is an author, journalist, and keynote speaker. As author of the book Supergirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls, Funk personifies the female overachiever and discusses the pressures on young women to be...

Internationally Recognized Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant and author. In her book, The Big Disconnect, Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which technology and media are putting our children at...

Founder of aha! Process, Author & Career Educator

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. is the founder of aha! Process and an author, speaker, publisher, and career educator. Recognized internationally for A Framework for Understanding Poverty, her foundational book and workshop, Dr. Ruby Payne has helped...

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