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

✅ Travel the country

✅ Network with like-minded go-getters

✅ A platform to change the lives of young people

Meet your coaches 🚀

Chris Williams

Chris Williams is a 3x College Football Champion, motivational speaker, comedian, coach, educator & father dedicated to connecting with any one he meets. His bigger than life personality & eccentric appearance has gifted him a unique relatability that thousands of students across the country have had a chance to experience! 

At just 11 years old, Chris embarked on an unexpected journey from California to Ohio, suddenly finding himself as an outsider in search of belonging. Despite the weight of losing his father tragically in a train accident when he was only 3 months old, Chris emerged stronger, drawing wisdom from countless mistakes, mentors, coaches, and his parents as he seeked to honor his father’s legacy.

His desire to see youth thrive in such a BIG world has exceeded his own exceptions! The 2013 graduate with a degree in criminology, typically doesn’t scream “Youth Advocate ”, however Chris has taken the unconventional path backed by 10+ years of experience in youth development to redefine how young people are SEEN, HEARD and VALUED in today’s society.

His authentic and unapologetic approach to life is guided by the genuine belief that the BEST version of you is yet to come. “Be Like Water” are the words he lives by daily as he seeks to EMPOWER and ENCOURAGE the next generation of world changers to “Fearlessly Be Yourself Because Who You Are Is Good Enough!

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.

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 Becky via email at becky@studentsuccess.co 

How do you get paid as a SSA Speaker?

Depending on the experience, you will get paid $250-$1,000 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?

June 30th, 2024 at 5 PM EST

When are applicants notified about their application?

Applicants can expect to be notified by July 12, 20242. Interviews will take place from July 29 – August 2, 2024. Final decisions will be made by August 9, 2024.


Is training necessary?

Yes. All applicants will be expected to attend a virtual training on August 12th and in-person training the week of August 19 – 23 or August 26 – 30 2024

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

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