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Carlos Ojeda Jr. has been called one of the most dynamic speakers in America today. A former university administrator, professor and small business development center director, he now focuses his energy on empowering students to succeed by teaching them that their voice is their power. He is a youth development expert, with over fifteen years of experience inspiring students, from elementary school to college and education professionals in over 40 states.

Combining his entrepreneurial spirit with his passion for changing the lives of youth across the country, he started CoolSpeak: The Youth Engagement Company. CoolSpeak provides youth motivational speakers, programs, and events designed to engage, educate and empower youth. CoolSpeak represents over 25 of the top youth speakers in the country, and has certified and licensed over 50 facilitators and practitioners nationwide. Over a million lives have been inspired to date.

Carlos is an educator, youth speaker, author, poet, entrepreneur and yet still finds time to be a devoted husband to his wife, dedicated father to his sons and committed to his family and community.

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 CoolSpeak

In 2009, wanting to do more than just speak, to have a greater impact in the lives of the young people he met, Carlos started CoolSpeak with his friend and business partner Ernesto Mejia. CoolSpeak is a youth engagement company providing youth speakers, designing, developing and managing  youth programs and events geared toward motivating middle school, high school and college students and the professionals that serve them.

CoolSpeak represents over 25 of the top youth speakers in the country, and has certified and licensed over 50 facilitators and practitioners nationwide. CoolSpeak strives to provide inspiration so that learning can take place allowing each and every student and professional to achieve their fullest potential.

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Motivational Speaking

Carlos has been called one of the most dynamic speakers in America today, and has inspired hundreds of thousands of students, professionals and parents. His messages about the power of your voice, the value of education and finding your purpose, in an engaging, funny, personal and emotional way. He has worked with countless schools, companies and organizations over the last fifteen years in order to empower students to change their lives.

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Youth Leadership Programs

Carlos has developed  a ground-breaking youth empowerment program called the Power of Youth. It’s designed to inspire students to cultivate the power that lies within them and echoes Carlos’ motivational teachings by illustrating to students that their voice is their power, and with that power they can change their lives, the lives of their family, their community and their world.  Additionally, Carlos can develop and provide customized programming for students.

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Professional Development

Carlos has worked with educational professionals across the country, sharing his techniques and approaches to student engagement. Provided through CoolSpeak, ENGAGE youth engagement training and development seminars, participants experience, learn and practice effective ways to better engage students and execute impactful lessons, programs and events for youth.  Additionally, Carlos can develop and provide customized programming for professionals.

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Empowering

Youth Program

Power of YouthDark

Youth + Power = Change. By philosophical definition, power is the ability to influence the behavior of others with or without resistance. By youth motivational speaker Carlos Ojeda Jr.’s definition, power is the ability to get things done! The ability to bring about positive change in the world. He believes that true power is evident in education, technological advancement, and in revolution, but no more so than in the hands of the youth that make these things happen.

The Power of Youth is a ground breaking, interactive book, tour and program that is designed to inspire students to cultivate the power that lies within them. They echoe Carlos’ motivational presentations by illustrating to students that their voice is their power, and that power can help them change their lives, the lives of their family, their community and their world. It teaches students the elements of personal power that they possess and how to harness the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and community.

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Clients

Carlos has visited thousands of middle schools, high schools and colleges in over 40 states.  He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of students, parents and professionals all across the country. He has been contracted by various agencies and organizations, including but not limited to the following:

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 Testimonials

Reciprocity means an equal and mutual exchange of information, ideas and opinions.  It is Carlos’ belief that reciprocity between a presenter and his audience facilitates the gathering of thoughts, comments, reactions, compliments, constructive criticisms and advice that will allow us to improve the overall presentation and better serve you, our audience.  Here are comments from a few individuals who have met Carlos.

Comments from Clients: 

César Bocanegra

Chief Operating Officer

“Powerful”
“Inspiring and engaging! Listening to Carlos speak about his life and his philosophy is simply an incredible experience that all young kids and professionals should experience. I highly recommend Carlos to help motivate and inspire are youth of all ages. In addition, Carlos is capable of tailoring his message to apply to professionals with life stories that help us understand the meaning of life and why difficult things happen to all of us. Powerful messages!”

Dr. Robert Jarvis

Director

 “Passion” 
“Carlos is my go-to person for wisdom and insight into the hearts and minds of our diverse youth. His passion and commitment to empowering all young people to greatness has been evident in keynotes and workshops. His personal challenges, high energy, and humor have deeply resonated with the African American and Latino/Latina students, and his inspiring messages of hope and self-empowerment have nurtured the untapped greatness and leadership potential in them.”

Mr. Frank Lopez

President
 “Vibrant” 

“You are a dynamic and vibrant voice and your story is one that certainly not only resonates with students but with adults from all walks of life, particularly those that can expand on their own horizons and opportunities through which to help young people, particular Latinos, move toward success and engage in a productive life that is balanced, a balance between self development and a sincere commitment to real and quantifiable Latino community development.”

Dr. Juan Andrade

Founder & President

“Dynamic”
“From the first time I heard Carlos as the keynote speaker at our student leadership conference almost 10 years ago in Newark, New Jersey, I knew I was hearing someone unique; someone in a league of his own. He has the power to make others believe in themselves and summon the power to control their own destiny. Carlos is one of the most dynamic speakers in America today. Truly a voice to be heard by youth all across this country. Powerful, empowering and unforgettable.”

Comments from Students: 

Student

Phoenix College
“Empower”

“I have never felt more empowered and inspired. Thank you for the great motivational speech!! Come back to Phoenix and I’ll be sitting in the front row.”

 

Student

Sante Fe South HS
 “Greatest”

“Carlos Ojeda Jr.: Greatest inspiration ever!! This had a great positive influence on many of us. We all loved it, you were funny, and i loved the points you made.

 

Student

Bloomsburg University
 “Inspired”

“You inspired us with your story of achievement, dedication and change. Inspiration and change starts within ourselves; you’re a true testament to that.”

Student

Bryan Middle School
“Amazing”

“WOW! you were just awesome and amazing today at Bryan Middle School. You are hilarious and your message was DEEP! Thank you very much.”

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Videos

Five Minutes

Youth speaker Carlos Ojeda Jr. shares the importance of five minutes with a group of middle school […]

The Power of Youth

By philosophical definition, power is the ability to influence the behavior of others with or without resistance. […]

Elgin Community College

Students and staff at Elgin Community College share their thoughts and feelings about Carlos Ojeda Jr.’s presentation.

In 10th Grade

Carlos reminisces about when he was in 10th grade and struggled in high school and the motivational […]

Power of Youth Promo

By philosophical definition, power is the ability to influence the behavior of others with or without resistance. […]

CoolSpeak: The Youth Engagement Company

CoolSpeak is a youth engagement company providing youth speakers, designing, developing and managing  youth programs and events […]

Stay In School or Dropout

A sixty second story of fatherly advice.  When youth speaker Carlos Ojeda Jr. got in trouble in […]

ENGAGE

ENGAGE is a professional development seminar focused on student engagement strategies based upon Carlos’ researched techniques and best […]

Power of Youth Wrap Up

By philosophical definition, power is the ability to influence the behavior of others with or without resistance. […]
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Check out and enjoy products designed, developed and produced by Carlos Ojeda Jr. to help students, parents and professionals reach their fullest potential. Much like his presentations, these books, CDs and DVDs are meant to make you laugh, make you think, make you feel and make you change with stories and messages that provide guidance and  lasting inspiration.

BOOK

$20.00
  • Power of Youth Front

  • Power of Youth Side

  • Power of Youth Back

The Power of Youth
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The Power of Youth is a ground breaking, interactive book that is designed to inspire students to cultivate the power that lies within them. The book echoes Carlos’ motivational presentations by illustrating to students that their voice is their power, and that power can help them change their lives, the lives of their family, their community and their world. It teaches students the elements of personal power that they possess and how to harness the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and community.

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BOOK

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  • Get In Gear Front

  • Get In Gear Side

  • Get In Gear Back

Get In Gear: College
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Many students desire a college degree, or a vocational certification. The problem is planning in advance, believing in oneself, and being told “you can continue studying after high school.” This book’s goal is to provide students with a simple step-by-step guide to achieve overall educational success. From understanding why college is important to making that all important college decision, this book will engage and guide students in their educational journey to success.

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AUDIO CD

$12.99
  • They Tell Me No Front

  • The Tell Me Know Back

They Tell Me No,  I Say Yes
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Recorded live in front of over 4,000 people at the 25th Annual United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference, “They Tell Me No, I Say Yes” is the funny, emotional & inspiring story of one young man’s journey through life.  Carlos Ojeda Jr. has been called one of the most dynamic speakers in America today. But before he was ever on stage, he was just a kid growing up in Newark, New Jersey trying to overcome life’s obstacles, stay out of trouble and do the right thing.

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