Keynote Speaker – EJ Carrion

EJ Carrion is an afro-latino entrepreneur and motivational speaker who builds social impact companies to level the playing field and create more equitable spaces for people to thrive. He is the co-founder and CEO of Student Success Agency, a digital mentoring platform that helps schools support students anywhere, anytime from their electronic devices.

A first-generation college student, EJ received the prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship and an ambassador for mentorship after one of his speeches about his stepdad got picked up by Goalcast and hit over thirty-five million views on Facebook.

EJ was recognized by Forbes as a top 30 Entrepreneur under 30 in 2018,  and the Student Success Agency was listed as one of the top 300 startups to work for by Forbes in 2020 as he employed hundreds of near-peer mentors to support students who were stuck at home during the pandemic.

EJ was also a special guest to the White House during the Obama/Biden Administration and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at their annual Education Datapalooza event for his innovative approach to increasing access to vital services such as academic tutoring, college advising, and mental health supports for underserved students. During school closures, EJ was also called upon by NBC, ABC, Fox News affiliates, and national agencies to provide expertise and guidance on supporting students in their virtual learning experiences.

He has presented to audiences across 46 states and around the world with the goal of being mind-expanding, dynamically enthusiastic, and a human possibility pusher for the audiences he has the privilege to engage.

The 2021-2022 Executive Council is excited to have EJ share his message with the members of BPA so that they can leave inspired and with a call to action to “Go Beyond Your Limits!”

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