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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.”

Germard Reed JR Speaker for YES

Germard Reed, Jr.

Former NFL Player

Germard encourages audiences to dream BIG and never give up, even when the odds are stacked against you.

“Don’t be average. Don’t be good. Be BEYOND great!”

-Germard Reed, Jr.

About Germard

Germard Reed, Jr. is the successful founder of Be Beyond Great. Despite his challenging upbringing in LA and struggles with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, he has achieved significant success. 


Overcoming disabilities and hurdles, Germard emerged as an inspirational figure. His achievements include becoming an NFL star and the first in his family to graduate college, a testament to his transformative mindset and the influence of a supportive teacher. Germard’s impactful program captivates all. His story of succeeding against the odds is a motivational beacon, underscoring the importance of self-belief. Audiences will leave understanding the value of self-confidence and have more motivation to go after their dreams.


His passion is traveling across the nation speaking to millions of young adults, elite athletes, underprivileged youth, parents, and educators. Despite learning disabilities, Germard successfully attained a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in criminal justice from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Book Germard Reed, Jr. 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!