Youth Presentations


Brooks CONNECTS-THE-DOTS between today’s choices and tomorrow’s options.  We help students “GET IT” (bringing some students back down to earth while lifting other students from it) providing greater understanding of how education and personal development play key roles in the formula for their success; increasing self-worth, intrinsic motivation and performance.

Why Should We Hire You?
Your students are actually interviewing for their careers EVERY DAY!

Brooks takes a question as simple as Why Should We Hire You?  to address a host of issues facing today’s students.  Everything students do is either constructing or destructing their resumes, college applications and personal brands. Brooks inspires students to get paid doing what they love while pulling the curtain back, revealing the tremendous value that exists with-in, compelling them to take action NOW! Students learn to discover, develop, market and sell their value and skills to the marketplace. WE TURN LEARNING INTO EARNING!

“Brooks Harper is fantastic!  He is caring, genuine and our students responded to him!  If our students just take half of this information to heart they will be successful.”  Brant Freeman – Director of Guidance Camden High School

Skills to Make Mills

Brooks Harper is the premier Soft Skills Speaker in the Country!  Skills to Make Mills is a soft skills keynote that challenges 6 – 9th grade students to stretch themselves to achieve excellence in middle, high school and beyond. Brooks CONNECTS-THE-DOTS between today’s choices and tomorrow’s options; setting the stage for their academic experience providing points of reference for the rest of their lives. Brooks encourages students to focus their efforts, build their personal brands and digital citizenship, develop soft skills, network, seek mentorship and avoid the road blocks that can slow their progress.  This Presentation is ideal for FRESHMAN FOCUS and CAREER DAY!

“Thank you for sharing with our students!  Our Students and Teachers thoroughly enjoyed your presentation!”  Kathy Taylor, Principal – Jonesville Middle School

Young Speakers

Brooks has coached and trained over 200 Professional Speakers  who have impacted millions of people!  He believes that every young person has a powerful story to tell and people need to hear it!  The ability for students to articulate, stand and deliver their message in front of audiences is invaluable and essential to their development. Brooks offers public speaking workshops, training students to deliver powerful, relevant presentations that will influence people to action!

Money Smart Student

Money Smart Students are the CEOs of their personal finances; understanding banking, credit score, debt, investing, and identity theft protection. Equip your students with the financial skills necessary for them to thrive in the 21st century.

AT Risk Youth

Brooks has a heart and passion for working with at risk youth. Having overcome the adversity of his dad leaving his mom and two brothers at the age of 9, he shares his personal struggles to challenge and encourage young people that success is attainable no matter what your circumstances may be.

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  • Brooks Harper energized the crowd at the South Carolina Career and Technology Education Conference with his Keynote message of Why Should We Hire Your Students? Brooks kept approximately 1400 conference participants on the edge of their seats during his entire presentation. His humor along with his straight-forward and common sense Read more...

    Rodney K. Miller – SC CTE Conference Coordinator
  • Brooks spoke at our annual state conference for School Counselors. He was a fantastic speaker and had the whole room laughing throughout his presentation. He was relevant, energetic and inspirational.

    Leah Heckles – Board Member – Delaware School Counselor Association
  • You were everything Family and Consumer Science Teachers enjoy in a keynote and session presenter!

    Cathy Jo Reynolds – Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Science Teachers Conference
  • As Vice President and Chair of the SC TRiO State conference committee, I want to thank you for the amazing job you did as our opening speaker at this past year's conference in March down in Charleston. Please keep up the great work!

    Antonio Robinson – TRiO Programs – Trident Technical College
  • If you get the opportunity to see this guy speak or bring him to your school for your students, you better take advantage of it. He was awesome!

    Teresa Hawker – Upward Bound Director – Indian River State College West Palm Beach, FL
  • Brooks Harper was an amazing, dynamic and engaging presenter. I hope to have him back here again and again.

    Mark Spergel – Director of Student Orientation -Baruch College New York, NY
  • Brooks Harper is an excellent speaker for educators, students and adults. His real life stories, tips and techniques are right on target with what today's hiring professionals are looking for. I encourage anyone wanting to promote career readiness, job seeking and interview skills to work with him. You will not Read more...

    Lisa Call – Chief Operating Officer – Midlands Education and Business Alliance Columbia, SC
  • Brooks' presentation to the Freshman Academy students at LDHS was totally awesome! I am so grateful to him for reiterating important values and skills our students need to be successful citizens. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed his one on one follow up sessions in the classrooms after the assembly; Read more...

    Lacresha Byrd – Assistant Principal – Freshman Academy at Laurens District High School
  • Brooks Harper is fantastic! He is caring, genuine and our students responded to him. If our students take just half of this information to heart, they will be successful."

    Brant Freeman – Director of Guidance – Camden High School Camden, SC
  • Brooks Harper captures the room from the minute he hits the podium … his enthusiasm, energy and words of wisdom registered equally with not only the students but also their parents and other adult guests.

    Ed Garrison – Education Economic Development Coordinator – Kershaw County School District
  • One of the best Keynotes I have ever attended!

    John Grant – Counselor – Delaware School Counselor Association Conference
  • I wanted to say thanks for such an excellent presentation yesterday. We had 175 college and high school teachers in attendance. I received nothing but positive comments about your message. They thoroughly enjoyed your entertaining approach to soft skills.

    Lisa Robins – Coordinator – Catawba Regional Education Center
  • Brooks Harper is dynamic, engaging and his suggestions were right on target.

    Phylis Gill – Director of Guidance – Providence Day School Charlotte, NC
  • Brooks Harper is entertaining, down-to-earth and a very insightful speaker to listen to!

    Paula Marschner – North Dakota ACTE Conference Coordinator
  • What a phenomenal job Brooks did at the 2016 NC FBLA State Leadership Conference! His keynote was on the Mark!

    Mary Jane Thomas – North Carolina FBLA State Adviser
  • Our Staff loved you! Thank you so much for helping us kick off the school year.

    Dr. Ann Dargon, Superintendent – Westport Community Schools – Westport, Massachusetts
  • After hearing Brooks one time I was hooked on what he delivers to our teachers and our students across the state of North Carolina. I highly recommend what he does!

    Linda Lay – North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Brooks shared such a powerful message with our 8th grade students. He was able to engage, excite, and motivate in a way that I have never seen before. I had students begging for his book.

    James LaPier – Principal, North Myrtle Beach Middle School
  • I felt the spark. I'm ready to go back to my class and start a wildfire!

    Lesha Smith – Associate Professor
  • After 20 years of conferences, this was the most relevant!

    John Augustine, CTE Director
  • Awesome presentation - I would love to hear it all over again.

    Jennifer Hain, CTE Director
  • This is one of the most energetic, passionate, engaging and relevant keynote presentations I've ever heard!

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