Audience: High School & College Students
Length: 45-90 minutes
Formats: Student Leadership Events, College Campuses, & School Assemblies
Imagine taking your students on a ride that will inspire and empower them to get the most out of life. With his contagious energy, upbeat personality and sound advice, Yahya will take your students on an emotional roller coaster that will have them hysterically laughing while finding the courage to face their fears.
Growing up without meeting his real mother, abused by his emotionally distant father and struggling to find his own identity, Yahya had the odds stacked against him.
However, in his life-changing message, Face Everything and Rise, he shares personal stories about how he took control of his own life, faced his fears and found his birth mother, all while reminding students that every extraordinary leader lives by what he likes to call, The 4 Keys of L.I.F.E
• Love as best as you can
• Inspire those who hate you
• Forgive those who hurt you
• Empower those who need you
What he expects his listeners to gather from these keys is that everyone—from bully to the bullied, leader to the loner, and intellectual to the emotional—is encouraged to get more out of L.I.F.E. by becoming inspiring leaders who will leave a lasting impact that can influence their relationships in school, at home and within their community.
Here’s what Educators, Administrators, & Students Say:
“I have seen and reviewed literally hundreds of speakers…Yahya exceeded ALL expectations. His presentation was fun, fast- paced, relevant, had a good message and most importantly, made an impact on our middle and high-school age attendees. Yahya also didn’t leave immediately after his keynote, but stayed throughout the conference, getting to know the attendees personally. The surveys rated him ‘excellent’ and that he was one of their favorite speakers for the conference.”
-Laura Segura, Director of the National Teen Leadership Program