Freddie Almazan

Helping Teens Develop Emotionally Healthy Lives by Strengthening Self-esteem and Resilience

“I watched the crowd … and they were all riveted to what Freddie had to say.”

Victim to Victor

Discovering Emotionally Healthy Lives Through Personal Responsibility

Today, a large number of young people struggle with low self-esteem. They struggle to see value within themselves and within life. In an attempt to cope, many choose to become victims of their circumstances and engage in self-destructive behaviors. Tragically, often resulting in suicide.

Through use of his story, Freddie teaches young people that they can overcome their challenges and live happy and fulfilling lives through self-development. Freddie demonstrates that our perspective in life, and the choices we make, as a result, determines the quality of our lives; that every challenge we face offers an invaluable opportunity to develop our character; and that forgiveness results in a complete transformation of the self.

Through key lessons, Freddie challenges his audience to face their fears, to take risks, to put themselves first, and ultimately, reach their fullest potential.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Giving up is not a solution
  • Overcoming adversity
  • We grow through resistance
  • Wishing for change will change nothing. Taking action will change everything
  • Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself

Appropriate for Grades 7 Through College Level

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What People Say

“His speech was amazing … It was very mind changing.”

Marketia

Marketia Banks-Asuncion

Student

“I was always a very angry person … and I never wanted to change anything until I watched [Freddie’s presentation].”

Matthew

Matthew Ferido

Student

“What I took from his speech is that you can really turn something very difficult into something very beautiful.“

Katherine

Katherine Ho

Student

“Anyone who chooses Freddie to come to their school is going to be blessed to have a beautiful and powerful message sent to their students.”

Julia

Julia Montes

School Counselor

“When Freddie speaks his words carry weight and go straight to people’s hearts. He is authentic, endearing and [is] a joy to hear speak.”

School Educator

“His message has a lot of value to kids … I think it’s a great way to move the climate of your campus in a positive direction.”

Scott

Scott Mcgregor

Principal

“His speech was amazing … there were many wet eyes in the room.”

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Mule Creek State Prison

“I watched the crowd … and they were all riveted to what Freddie had to say and were equally touched and motivated.”

Yuri

Yuri Penermon

Principal

“His speech was powerful … just that message of hope that he can give to other kids.”

Susan

Susan Atterberry

Counselor

“Something that I really admired about Freddie’s presentation is that its something that anyone can relate to … whether you’re rich or poor. Old or young. Anyone, at some level, can relate to his story … I encourage you to bring him to your school and have him inspire your students.”

Yesmin

Yesmin Ortiz

School Director

“I liked how Freddie made the students think about their own lives and how they can take responsibility and make change by changing their attitude … he really identifies with the [students] and they connect with him … I would definitely recommend bringing Freddie to your school.”

Stacey

Dr. Stacey Bagnasco

School Director

“Freddie’s speech was very impactful. I learned that no matter what we go through in life we should never give up. There is always hope.”

Ariana

Ariana Burnett

Student

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