Gabe Salazar overcame obstacles of homelessness, hopelessness, and gang influence to become the first in his family to go to college. Now, he travels the world making teens laugh, and inspiring them with his message of hope and making smart choices. Gabe reminds teenagers that no one is born on accident. Everyone has a purpose, and he wants to help them figure out how to dream BIG.
After keynotes, gang members have turned in gang rags, kids have handed over weapons, and a teen mom planning to suicide changed her mind, saying she was filled with a renewed purpose to do great things in life for herself and her son.
Gabe not only endorses positivity, the power of choice, the importance
of humor, and ability to overcome. He lives by it.
Gabe has the ability to get on the same page as teens.
That's why when Gabe speaks, teens listen.
Gabe's message is inspiring and he is a great role model for students.
I’ve seen Gabe in action and he has the right words for this teen generation.