Tory’s infectious smile and enthusiasm leaps out at audiences through every word he speaks. His primary message is that a positive attitude and a will to succeed can overcome any challenge. He draws from the experiences of his own difficult childhood to encourage students not to let their struggles define them, but to focus on their goals and to make small positive changes that will add up to life transformation.
His strategy for success was put to the test during seven years spent working with troubled teens on the streets of Austin, TX. With his contagious smile and persistent message of hope, Tory reached out to local gang members and youth at risk for joining gangs.
“I love to see people lifted up from destruction and beat the odds of failure,” he says.
During his time working with these at-risk teens, Tory was able to create a sense of family and belonging among them. Several former gang members became positive role models for younger boys in the community.
In his program The Making of a Champion, Tory inspires youth to see the small victories in everyday life that create an atmosphere of success. Students discover how celebrating strengths, discovering positive aspects in every situation, and being kind to others improve their attitude and increase their potential to reach their goals.
Equally comfortable speaking to teens or adults, Tory delivers strong messages about leadership, respect, decision-making and overcoming obstacles. Everyone will leave his program with a smile and a renewed commitment to their dreams.
Ultimately, he desires to encourage every student to be who they are and never be afraid to live their best day today. Book Tory Gant to come speak at your school.
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Comments for Tory Gant’s Programs
~Liz Smith, Intervention Specialist at Ft. Worth ISD
“Kids overwhelmingly said the presenter was great. I had many students that day and next say that they believed they could do things now that prior to the speaker they didn’t consider. Some made scheduling decisions to change to more rigorous Honors coursework next school year! He was VERY POSITIVE and empowered students to make good choices and excel! Thank You!”
~Counselor, Applied Learning Academy
“Tory is a gifted speaker and a human energizer bunny. He is able to be real about life one minute and have the kids hanging on every word. Two minutes later, he has them laughing hysterically. They could have listened to him for hours and they can’t wait to have him back. I love it when the speaker can get important, serious points across and leave the kids begging for more.”
~High School Intervention Specialist
~Dallas County Juvenile Detention