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Professional Development Day is Tuesday, Aug. 20, for employees of Lee College.
Keynote Speaker: Roy Juarez Jr.
Roy Juarez, Jr. founded America’s Business Leaders – a human development company – in 2005 when he was just a freshman at Hardin-Simmons University. With a dream to inspire youth and reunite families, Juarez began sharing his turbulent history to touch the lives of youth, educators, and parents.
Juarez’s story and work have garnered national media attention on outlets such as CNN and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Most recently, Juarez was able to partner with Ford Motor Company Fund in its Ford Driving Dreams Tour, to inspire students to graduate on time and pursue a higher education. In addition, Juarez’ has been reported by many local and online publications.
Born and raised in south San Antonio, Texas, Juarez faced situations and obstacles that could have turned him into a negative statistic. But he found a way to overcome those challenges. At the age of 14, Juarez was a high school dropout and one of the hundreds of homeless youths on the streets of San Antonio. He carried with him only a duffel bag of personal items that he called a home. He moved from house to house to survive. Despite all that was working against him, he knew there was more to life, which is why he never lost sight of his dreams.
As a young entrepreneur, Juarez has made a successful career lecturing to thousands, both nationally and internationally. Once a homeless teenager, Juarez fought the battle to leave the streets, only to return to them after becoming a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and organizing his first national tour, “Homeless by Choice.”
What began as a six-month journey driving from Los Angeles, California, to Jacksonville, Florida, became a two-and-a-half-year journey of circling the country with the goal to inspire America’s youths to never give up on life or their dreams, and to understand the value of higher education.
Juarez spoke pro bono to more than 500 educational facilities, shelters, organizations, and companies. With no grants or sponsors, Juarez needed to keep costs low, so he chose to live homeless once again. But this time he was “Homeless by Choice.” As he roamed the country, he was able to share his message with more than 100,000 people.
Juarez serves as a role model for thousands of individuals through his work as an advocate for youth and higher education. His life experience inspires them to forgive, chase their dreams, and be the change they wish to see!