CoolSpeak A Youth Engagement Company

Putting the Motivation Back into Education. 

Where CoolSpeak is going to be.

Where CoolSpeak has been.

Ernesto Mejia
Thursday, April 30, 2020 21st Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration approximately 275 persons at sit-down meal, keynote speaker (Ernesto Mejia), Mexican traditional artists entertain Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE
Joaquin Zihuatanejo
Thursday, April 30, 2020 10th Annual - Student Media Poetry Slam 10th anniversary of this open-mic talent performance of original written work by Eastfield students featuring a guest spoken-word artist. A three judge panel will award prizes. Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX
Carlos Ojeda Jr.
Friday, May 8, 2020 Voices of Empowerment Guest speaker Sharing the positive message that our voice is our power Penndale Middle School, Lansdale, PA
Zach Gowen
Monday, May 18, 2020 Motivational Speaker- Overcoming Adversity Speaking with our 4th-8th grade students regarding overcoming adversity, staying positive in difficult times, and relying on your faith to get you thru the difficult events in your life. St. Ann Catholic School, Hamilton, OH
Carlos Ojeda Jr.
Friday, June 26, 2020 S4TL 2020 Keynote and workshop style presentation Rotary International, Lakeland Florida, FL
Lilyan Prado Carrillo
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 GEAR UP Parent Night How to support your child's post-secondary plans Grand Rapids Community College, Wyoming, MI
Carlos Ojeda Jr.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 LatinX Professional Leadership Development Glenbard District 87, Carol Stream, IL
Ernesto Mejia
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 Multicultural and Intersectionality Conference One day conference to enhance people’s views and understanding the value of diversity and inclusivity. The purpose of the conference is to bring awareness of racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism on campus. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
Wizard of Oz Teacher Tips
Lilyan Prado Carrillo - CoolSpeak
Toxic Masculinity - Gillette Commercial
College Application Essay - It's About You
CoolSpeak National JumpStart Week
Reforming Summer Program High School Students

Reforming Summer Programs for High School Students

It’s the first day of summer and that means… Summer Vacation! Students yearn for it, and yet so often they drift, slip backwards in their educational competencies in something researchers call the "summer slide." That's why CoolSpeak is reforming summer programs for high school students.

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CoolSpeak offers specifically tailored experiences from school assemblies, to summer camps, from one-day college readiness conferences to in-service professional development and parental engagement programs, that keep GEAR UP students inspired, parents involved and teachers engaged; Allowing GEAR UP programs to foster their educational agendas, support proactive youth outreach and promote overall student success.

Our team is diverse, dynamic, multilingual and certified to deliver inspirational messages designed to create a more determined, focused, and inspired GEAR UP learner. Check out the following links and pages curated just for you and find why we are the perfect partner for you.

For Parents

For Parents

While CoolSpeak has always been about the kids, parents are important too.

Every kid has the potential to change him or herself, and change the world around them. You can help them discover that potential. Our promise is to help you learn how to best support your student, and every student who needs a little help and guidance along the way.

After all, even though you may no longer be a student, all of us are still always learning. Check out our wealth of information just for parents, and stay tuned for the latest news, cool videos, and other great content.


For Students

For Students

In school now or headed back soon? This is the place for you. Helping students has been and always will be what CoolSpeak is about.  You’re our priority, because it’s you who has the opportunity to mold the future you want to see, to affect positive change, and to inspire yourself and your community. We’re just here to help you along the way.

We gathered all the best videos, information and other great stuff to help you on your journey.   Take a look at the links below and check back often to learn more about the cool stuff we’ve got planned!