Edward G. Young III

Through sharing personal stories, Edward G Young III empowers students to challenge the rituals and traditions that dominate their organizations. He inspires them to become the best versions of themselves through his bold, brilliant, cultured approach.

Topics

▪ Black History Month ▪ Fraternity & Sorority Life ▪ Diversity & Inclusion ▪ Hazing ▪ Leadership ▪ Motivation & Inspiration ▪ Personal Growth

Keynotes

▪ Beyond the Haze, Unfog Your Future
▪ SOAR to success
▪ Putting the “I” in Inclusion
▪ From Dream to Vision

 

About Edward

Edward G. Young III is a resilience, leadership, and hazing speaker who suffered a broken neck at age 22 from an incident involving his fraternity. Following the injury, Edward battled the depression of having his physical abilities taken away from him and he fell into a dark place. He found his way out of that darkness through travel and ultimately made a full recovery. With topics ranging from perseverance to following your passion for hazing prevention, Edward is fueled by his desire to inspire, while also encouraging his audiences to openly embrace and overcome the many challenges life brings.

Keynotes

Beyond the Haze, Unfog Your Future

College life can be filled with a series of ups and downs. At the age of 22, Edward G. Young III broke his neck as a result of an incident involving his fraternity. He found himself battling depression from having his physical abilities taken away from him. He found his way out of that darkness and now uses his story and other real-life examples of how individuals have either succumbed to or overcome their peril. This program highlights the dangers that the practice of hazing can lead to and the importance of not giving in to peer pressure when faced with those situations. In addition, Edward inspires students to overcome physical and mental exhaustion students experience throughout the course of their college careers.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • effective ways to challenge themselves to raise their standard of expectation to a higher level,
  • how to encourage others to “see beyond the haze” and weigh the consequences of what can go wrong when hazing practices go too far,
  • how to find strength when faced with difficulty in personal or campus life, and
  • explain the difference between comfortable and exhausted while giving students techniques to tap into peak performance.
From Dream to Vision

Martin Luther King Jr. is known as one of the most prominent leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. His “I Have a Dream” speech is considered one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory. MLK’s dream was much bigger than that 17-minute speech. In this inspirational keynote speech, Edward G. Young III explores the renaissance movement that paved the way for the civil rights movement. Using Dr. King’s dream speech and messages contained within prominent lesser-known speeches, Edward will illustrate the important messages of social justice and the impact they have made on today’s modern society. This keynote will inspire attendees to use the spirit of MLK to make their dream a clear vision that will leave a larger impact on the world.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • how the dream is relevant today
  • the difference between dream and vision, and
  • How to embody your vision and define its purpose.
Putting the “I” in Inclusion

When it comes to issues involving race and gender a lot of people are quick to point the finger and jump on a bandwagon but far less inclined to take a deeper look at the individual staring back from the other side of the mirror. In order to progress socially, it is important to take deep, introspective looks inside ourselves and realize that in doing nothing we are a bigger part of the problem than we are the solution.

In this program, Edward does just that. He helps students reflect on their role in creating more inclusive environments on their campus, in their organizations, and most importantly in their daily interactions.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • the difference between authentic and abrasive self,
  • to understand the power of empathy, and
  • the “Blurring the lines” challenge of developing a diverse circle of friends.
SOAR to Success

Students who are scholars, that are outspoken, athletic and respectful achieve more in college and beyond. This presentation will equip students with the principles necessary to achieve academic success, develop as leaders, maintain physical fitness (regardless of whether or not they participate in formal college athletics), and maintain a level of respect for both their peers and professional staff

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • skills for time-management and preparedness in relation to academics
  • how techniques to help students find their voice,
  • how maintain healthy lifestyle while in college, and
  • how to respectfully interact with a diverse student body and staff population.