Motivational Youth Speaker Gabe Salazar

"Gabe's passion and positive message for children, orphans and students sets him apart as one of the nation’s top youth speakers."

- Albert L. Reyes, DMin, PhD
President, Buckner International

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Gabe Salazar has been an internationally recognized, professional motivational youth speaker for more than 10 years. After overcoming obstacles of homelessness, hopelessness and gang influence, he became the first in his family to go to college. Today, Gabe travels all over the world speaking at schools, teen conferences, and camps. He speaks at more than 150 teen events a year. And in 2011, he celebrated his 1 millionth student reached. He‘s recognized as America’s #1 Latino Youth Speaker by Popular Hispanic Magazine. Gabe’s message challenges teenagers and encourages them to make positive choices in their lives. Through the use of humor, powerful skits, and real-life illustrations, Gabe’s message inspires and motivates his audience to action. Gabe lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Nancy and their four children.

Gabe Salazar has been contracted by various agencies and organizations including:
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America Keynote Speaker in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Europe
  • Taco Bell Foundation
  • Tulare County Office of Education in California
  • Hispanic Youth Symposium @ Southern Methodist University
  • Heartland Latino Leadership Conference in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • Professional Youth Speaker for Just Say Yes in Dallas, TX
  • United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
  • Ford Salute to Education Scholarship Ceremony Keynote Speaker
  • Texas A&M International University TEXPrep Science and Engineering Graduation Ceremony Keynote Speaker
  • University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio (UTHSC-SA)
  • Speaker for the Army All-American Bowl Motivational Tour
  • Speaker for Communities in Schools (CIS) in San Antonio and Laredo, Texas: National after-school program that works in combination with the school’s drop-out prevention initiatives
  • Keynote speaker for Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' (HACU) 20th anniversary event
  • Keynote speaker for the National Parent’s Speak-Up Campaign
  • University of Texas Pan American and Texas A&M International University Speaker for GEAR UP Programs
  • NCAA College Tip-Off Keynote Speaker
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Various Middle and High Schools throughout the country
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