Want to become a youth motivational speaker? 🎤

🧠 Learn and Earn as a Speaker at Student Success Agency 🤑

What is Student Success Agency? 🌎

Student Success Agency is an education platform that helps schools provide digital support services to students across the country and was started by a speaker in 2012. Our CEO, EJ Carrion, became one of the top youth speakers in the country and started Student Success Agency when thinking about his journey as a first-generation student. Student Success Agency is partnered with over 500 schools across 20 states. One of the benefits for our Student Success Agency partners is that EJ or one of our speakers travel to the school to inspire students and inform them about how they can engage with Student Success Agency services.

What is the SSA Speaker Team?🤔

The SSA Speaker team is a tight-knit group of up-and-coming leaders and speakers who represent the Student Success Agency and use their diverse stories to inspire students to take ownership of their future. Student Success Agency is growing and is looking to add a handful of curated speakers to its team. Becoming an SSA speaker is a great training ground to start your career as a speaker and get hands-on coaching from top-tier speakers. Unlike other entry-level opportunities where you have to volunteer or pay to speak, this is a paid opportunity that supports your growth along the way.

What are the SSA Speaker Team Benefits? 🙌🏾

✅ Paid to speak

✅ Coaching by Top Tier Speakers

✅ Access to Speaking Footage and Photos

✅ Speaker Highlight Reel

✅ Travel the country

✅ Network with like-minded go getters

✅ A platform to change the lives of young people


Meet your coaches 🚀

CarolineINSPIRES Bennett

Ms. Caroline Inspires is a 2x TEDx Speaker who has used her gift of gab and artistic genius to captivate and transform the lives of over 22,000 youth, young adults, and their stakeholders, across more than 15 states, virtually and in-person.

As a native of North Tulsa, Oklahoma, her lived experiences became the catalyst for her area of expertise. Relentless in sharing her story, by the age of 16, Ms. Caroline Inspires discovered the power of her narrative through storytelling, poetry, and singing.

Ms. Caroline Inspires’ unapologetic and authentic voice has allowed her to become a force who transforms the spaces of non-profit organizations, correctional institutions, news stations, TEDx stages, primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions, and corporations across the nation. Her gift of gab has paved the way for her to leave her mark at local, state, and national institutions such as GirlTrek, NBC4, University of Tennessee at Martin, The Ohio State University, and as a Resident Speaker for Student Success Agency.

Her transformative inspiration as a speaker, educator, and artist, allows Ms. Caroline Inspires to unapologetically and unequivocally create an experience that captivates her audience beyond the moment. Taking her speaking beyond the stage, her imprint is recognized in her advocacy for and success with cultivating Black youth speakers. Further embodied in her #BE #YOUR #MARK Collection, an apparel line that combines her invigorating inspiration and colorful legacy, Ms. Caroline Inspires is sure to be a light who authentically illuminates every space she occupies.

EJ Carrion

EJ Carrion is a latinX entrepreneur who builds social impact companies to level the playing field and create more equitable spaces for people to thrive.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Student Success Agency, a digital mentoring platform that helps schools support students anywhere, anytime from their electronic devices.

EJ was a special guest to the White House during the Obama/Biden Administration and recognized by the U.S. Departments of Education at their annual Education Datapalooza event for his innovative approach to increasing access to vital services such as academic tutoring, college advising, and mental health supports for underserved students.

EJ was recognized by Forbes as a top 30 Entrepreneur under 30 in 2018. Student Success Agency was listed as one of the top 300 startups to work for by Forbes in 2020 as he employed hundreds of near-peer mentors to support students who were stuck at home during the pandemic.

During school closures, EJ was also called upon by NBC, ABC, Fox News affiliates, and national agencies to provide expertise and guidance on supporting students in their virtual learning experiences.

EJ is a first-generation college student who received the prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship and an ambassador for mentorship after one of his speeches about his stepdad got picked up by Goalcast and hit over thirty-five million views on Facebook.

He has presented to audiences across 46 states and around the world with the goal of being mind-expanding, dynamically enthusiastic, and a human possibility pusher for the audiences he has the privilege to engage.


Frequently Asked Questions 🙋🏾‍♂️

What is SSA looking for in an applicant/application?

We will be looking at a few different indicators that we think will be an addition to our speaker team. This includes but is not limited to:


  • Character and authenticity
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Personality and natural skills to engage younger audiences
  • Willingness to learn and master their unique voice
  • Availability, agileness, and willingness to travel
  • Reliable and dependable to represent SSA in schools and on the road
  • Coachable
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Canva, Google Slides 
  • Technology Savvy 
  • Consistent 
  • Strong communication skills

How many people get accepted?

We are looking to add 2 to 5 speakers on our team.


Who should we contact for more information?

Reach out to CarolineINSPIRES Bennett via email at caroline@studentsuccess.co 

How do you get paid as a SSA Speaker?

Depending on the experience, you will get paid $250-$750 each day you speak on behalf of Student Success Agency. SSA will cover all travel costs, including lodging, flights, meals, and transportation. 


When does the application close?

July 29th at 5PM EST

When are applicants notified about their application?

Applicants can expect to be notified by August 2, 2022. Interviews will take place on August 9th, 2022. Final decisions will be made by August 10th, 2022.


Is training necessary?

All applicants will be expected to attend virtual training on the following dates: August 16th-18th, 2022. 

Have a question or want to help us support students?
Email us at caroline@studentsuccess.co for more information.

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