Gabe Salazar, Teen Expert and Motivational Speaker

Meet Gabe Salazar

Gabe Salazar overcame obstacles of homelessness, hopelessness, and gang influence to become the first in his family to go to college. Now, he travels the world making teens laugh, and inspiring them with his message of hope and making smart choices. Gabe reminds teenagers that no one is born on accident. Everyone has a purpose, and he wants to help them figure out how to dream BIG.

After keynotes, gang members have turned in gang rags, kids have handed over weapons, and a teen mom planning to suicide changed her mind, saying she was filled with a renewed purpose to do great things in life for herself and her son.

What Others are Saying

  • Gabe not only endorses positivity, the power of choice, the importance
    of humor, and ability to overcome. He lives by it.

    JM Martinez, Actor

  • Gabe has the ability to get on the same page as teens.
    That's why when Gabe speaks, teens listen.

    Lisa Tucker, American Idol Finalist

  • Gabe's message is inspiring and he is a great role model for students.

    Josh Davis, US Olympic Gold Medalist

  • I’ve seen Gabe in action and he has the right words for this teen generation.

    Jeremy Rosado, American Idol Finalist

Motivational Speaker

Gabe speaks at more than 200 teen events each year and has reached millions of students. He‘s been recognized as America’s #1 Latino Youth Speaker by *Popular Hispanics Magazine.

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