Chris is an award-winning speaker who is sought-after for his inspiring messages of scholarship, community, leadership, faith and youth empowerment. From religious services to academic ceremonies, Chris is an excellent speaker for all audiences.

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Chris is the perfect speaker for the following topics, or variations or combinations of these:

Empowering YOUth to Make a Difference
At 14 years old, I decided that I wanted to make a difference in my hometown and founded a now internationally-recognized nonprofit organization to improve my community. The work of Kinston Teens has shown that no matter your age, you can make a positive impact. Through this workshop, attendees—young and old—will learn valuable tips and resources to being civic change agents in their communities.

School, Leadership & Entrepreneurship
It can be extremely hard being a community leader or entrepreneur while maintaining your social life and academics as a teenager. In this presentation, I share my tips to managing my schedule and workload, while pursuing educational opportunities that put me ahead of the game.

Using Faith to Overcome Obstacles
At 13, I was diagnosed with a potentially-fatal heart condition, and in a span of two years underwent three surgeries to correct this problem. Through this presentation, I share my testimony of how I strengthened, maintained and utilized my faith to overcome these health challenges.

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Topics related but not limited to community development, neighborhood beautification, race and social issues, and youth civic engagement.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do you speak at midweek events?
A: I am a full-time college student, so this can be kind of tricky! However, don't hesitate to invite me — especially if the event serves an educational purpose that will allow me to be excused from class.

Q: What is your speaking fee?
A: I will work with your event budget as much as possible.

Q: How do we book you?
A: For speaking requests, please book me using the above form and include all of the requested information. Because of my demanding school, work and social life (I’m still a teenager!) the most efficient way for me to answer any questions or schedule events is via this form and email communication.

Q: Who comes with you to events?
A: I’m always accompanied to speaking events by at least one additional person.

Q: How far do you travel to speak?
A: I've spoken at schools and events all across the country. I love to travel and spread my passion wherever I can, so I am open to any opportunities all over the world!

Q: How long do you speak?
A: I've provided impactful and engaging speeches at lengths of 5 minutes up to 45 minutes. Additionally, I've provided interactive workshops for lengths up to 2 hours (and can provide multiple sessions in one day). When booking me, please include the amount of time that you'd like me to speak.

Q: Can you serve as a panelist?
A: I would LOVE to! I truly enjoy being a part of panel discussions—especially those that relate to any of the topics mentioned on this page. Feel free to invite me to contribute to your conversation!

Q: Aren't you too young to be a motivational speaker?
A: My life is a testament to the fact that no matter your age, you can still make a difference. At just 18-years-old, I have a track record of leadership experiences and a plethora of great stories and testimonies. I enjoy sharing these experiences with crowds of all ages, but especially my peers.

 

Previous Audiences:
The United American Free Will Baptist Denomination; Kinston-Lenoir National Day of Prayer Breakfast; Lenoir Community College; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Nickelodeon HALO Awards (New York, NY); Winterville Charter Academy; Northwest Elementary School; Southeast Elementary School; NC Civil Substantial Awards; Kinston Rotary Club; Sand Hill FWB Church; Westminister United Methodist Church; Student Voice International Students Day (Washington, D.C.); Capital City Jack & Jill of America; City of Albemarle, NC; NC Governor's Task Force on Safer Schools; Lenoir County Early College High School; Junior Leadership Lenoir; Greene County Intermediate School; Old North State Medical Society (Atlantic Beach, NC); Old North State Medical Foundation; St. Mark Church Ministries; Victory & Dominion World Outreach Center; King Tiger Tae Kwon Do; NC Southeast District 4-H; Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church; St. Augustus AME Zion Church; Glamorous Girls, Inc.; Pride of Kinston; Contentnea Savannah School; Upward Bound; Haddocks Chapel FWB Church; Impact Church (Atlanta, GA); Jack & Jill of America Mid-Atlantic Region (Charlotte, NC); Rock Church of Christ; and thousands of listeners and viewers via on-air radio interviews on 101.9 Kiss FM, 92.10 Choice FM, and 101.5 Surge FM, and live television interviews on CNN & HLN.