About Sam Demma
BIO — SHORT VERSION:
Sam Demma is a youth keynote speaker and entrepreneur. He co-founded the volunteer organization PickWaste, created the High Performing Student, delivered two TEDx Talks, and is a Board Director of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
Sam’s mission is to provide students with the hope, tools and strategies they need to become servant leaders in their schools, businesses, teams, and in the lives of those around them. His young age makes him incredibly relatable to youth audiences and utterly inspiring for adult audiences.
BIO — LONG-WINDED VERSION:
Sam Demma is a 22-year-old sought-after youth speaker, mentor, and entrepreneur who provides people with the tools and strategies they need to become changemakers in their schools, businesses, teams, and in the lives of those around them. His programs help people realize the impact of their seemingly insignificant everyday small actions.
Yearly, Sam speaks to 30,000+ students, educators, and parents across North America. His work is featured in national news stations like Breakfast Television, Global News, CTV and shared by Ashton Kutcher. His youtube videos have been viewed over 100,000 times and are screened in schools across the globe.
Sam is also the Founder of The High Performing Student. This career program teaches students how to create a vision, set goals, develop organizational skills, improve public speaking, and ultimately prepare them for their future.
Along with this program, Sam hosts the High Performing Student Podcast. This show has 200+ episodes, 50,000 downloads and over 110 reviews. Past guests include Dr. Ivan Joseph, Jairek Robbins, Thomas Frank, Hannah Alper, and many more.
At the age of 17, he cofounded Pickwaste, a social enterprise that teaches students about the importance of volunteerism and servant leadership. The organization has completed over 300 community litter cleanups, filling nearly 3000 bags of trash and providing students with close to 6000 volunteer hours.
Past speaking clients include:
- The Taco Bell Foundation
- The California Guard
- Canadian Student Leadership Associaton
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Business Professionals of America
- And over 150 schools and organizations.
You can download his speaking brochure by clicking here.
Some awards and designations include:
- Top 35 under 35 Global Changemaker
- Top 25 under 25 Environmentalist
- The youngest board member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
When Sam is not travelling or speaking, you can find Sam in a dojo doing Japanese Ju-Jitsu, dancing the bachata, or spending time in his backyard reading.
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