Gabe Salazar is a nationally known, professional youth speaker. His message challenges teenagers and encourages them to make positive choices in their lives.
Through the use of powerful skits, dynamic insights and real-life illustrations, Gabe’s message inspires and motivates his audience to action. Gabe also speaks to parents and adults who work with youth to help them better understand what their teen is going through in life. Gabe is a certified crisis counselor through the American Red Cross and a University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio certified Sex Educator. Gabe visits an average of 75 schools a year with a total of 144,000 students reached as a result of his outreach initiatives. He has been contracted by various agencies and organizations, including but not limited to the following:
Professional Youth Speaker for Just Say Yes in Dallas, TX 2009-2011
Ford Salute to Education Scholarship Ceremony Keynote Speaker 2009
Texas A&M International University TEXPrep Science and Engineering Graduation Ceremony Keynote Speaker 2009
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio (UTHSC-SA) Sex Education Program: 24 school visits in the 2008-2009 school year.
Speaker for the 2008 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 2008 Keynote Speaker
Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Dream Tour- New York, NY
Gabe lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Nancy and four children. They run The U Turn Youth Center on the San Antonio’s South Side. Today Gabe travels all over the nation motivating students to raise their standards and live their lives with no regrets.
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