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Carlos Phillips

Educator, SRAS Certified
6th-12th, Staff, Parent

As a certified Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist (SRAS), Carlos brings an essential message to teen parents through the Just Say YES original program, “Breaking the Cycle.”


Anthony Cotton

Musician & Social Media Influencer
K-12th Grades, Parents, Educators

Anthony’s music, humor and hopeful messages empower audiences to ELEVATE their mindset and life. 

“You can choose to make positive choices that ELEVATE your mindset and life!”

-Anthony Cotton

About Anthony

Anthony Cotton is a motivational speaker and music artist who inspires audiences to see their inner GREATNESS. Through music, humor, and powerful messages, Anthony has perfected the recipe for an unforgettable experience for all audiences.  

Whether through song or storytelling, Anthony shares how he overcame gang life and violence in adolescence to now being a family man,  professional entertainer, and trained and certified behavior consultant.

Growing up, Anthony was raised by his mother in a single-parent home due to his father being in and out of incarceration. Anthony attended one of the toughest inner-city schools in his area and experienced the trauma of losing friends to gang violence and incarceration at a young age. After nearly losing his own life to gun violence, Anthony decided to focus his energy on the performing arts, elevating his life and mindset. Through the power of education, therapy, and changing his environment, Anthony was able to overcome his painful past and become a success story; not a statistic.

His messages empower students to say no to destructive choices such as drugs, alcohol, negative influences, and other self-sabotaging behaviors. Anthony continues to use his voice and musical talent to be a positive role model for today’s youth. His goal is for audiences to walk away knowing they can overcome adversity and ELEVATE their mindset and life.

Anthony has been featured on national TV and has become a viral sensation online with over 200,000 followers.

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Book Anthony Cotton Today

To book a program, or to learn more about how we can partner, call us at 888.579.5790, or fill out the form below and a Youth Equipped to Succeed representative will respond to you promptly. We look forward to hearing from you!