I want students to know that there’s hope, that they should never stop believing in themselves.
Born to a teen mom and abandoned by his biological father, during adolescence Gabe felt that he was “born on accident”. He performed poorly in school, grew up in poverty and was influenced by gang members in his neighborhood. From a statistical standpoint, Gabe was considered an “at-risk youth” and was not expected to succeed in life. The turnaround for Gabe came with the help of a mentor. His high school principal helped him realized that he was not “born on accident” but instead, taught him how to “live with purpose”.
Gabe was rescued from gang influence and became the first in his family to go to college. He began his career as an Inclusion Specialist for special education and behavioral students at a middle school in San Antonio, TX. Today, he travels across the nation as a professional speaker, captivating audiences with his genuine delivery and ability to meet people where they are in life.
Through masterful storytelling, Gabe inspires and motivates his audience to action. His natural quick wit keeps audiences’ on their toes, wanting to actively listen for what comes next.
Drug & Alcohol Prevention
Social Media Safety
Standardized Test Prep
We loved that Gabe Salazar was able to engage both our staff and students. What was most useful to our school was his ability to capture our demographic; it has been difficult in the past for speakers to capture our students’ attention.
Idea Weslaco College
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