"Dwayne has captured the essence of habits which creates successful students in college. If applied, students tap into their intellectual potential."
~ William T. Lewis, Sr., Ph.D, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Virginia Tech
INSPIRING 1 MILLION STUDENTS TO STAY IN SCHOOL, PLAN FOR SUCCESS AND
GRADUATE ON TIME.
Dwayne Bennett is an author, John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker, a successful entrepreneur, and preeminent expert on student success. For over 35 years, Dwayne inspired and motivated students to face adversity with strength and courage boldly, bounce back from disappointments, pursue their goals and dreams, and to impact the world around them by walking in their purpose.
Dwayne understands firsthand the challenges students face because he struggled in high school as well as college, and he suffered a myriad of problems. Dwayne's determination to push through his challenges earned him a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Virginia Tech, and he later earned a law degree from North Carolina Central University, School of Law.
Dwayne's life and educational experiences became the driving force behind writing the book, "The 7 Winning Ways to College Success: From High School to College Graduate. His book provides a step-by-step blueprint to help students navigate through the maze of confusion to successfully earn the coveted diploma, degree, and tassel by providing them with the tools needed to transition from high school to college and help them succeed in the real world.
Dwayne is the founder of 1000 Young Men Success Conference, a premier conference committed to inspiring 1000 young men to stay in school, plan for success and graduate on time by providing information to contribute to their educational, moral, and citizenship success.
“This is a great book for all high school students to get an insight on college from someone who has experienced college at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Even college students can benefit from this easy read. This book must get in the hands of as many young people as possible!”
~ Rodrick A. Barnes, Technology Education Teacher, Ruffner Academy, Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk, VA; Serving as the Adult Chairman of the Mayors Commission on Youth for the City of Newport News, VA
JUST A FEW SCHOOLS DWAYNE HAS SERVED
WHAT MAKES DWAYNE BENNETT DIFFERENT?
Enthusiastic, Fun, Insightful, and Relatable.
Dwayne knows how to connect humor and storytelling to grab and hold students attention from the moment he commands the stage until the final line of his presentation. He is truly a charismatic and heartfelt communicator, who's passion for helping youth change the way they approach success in education and life resonates with his audience.
EDUCATION SPEAKING TOPICS
Helping Youth Help Themselves and Others
YouthMAX inspires and equips young people to value themselves and others, by developing and maintaining a positive self-image, showing compassion to others, persevering in adversity, and creating a daily routine of successful attitudes and behavior.
WHY BE AVERAGE?
The 7 Winning Ways to Student Success
We all know youth have a hard time focusing and staying on task. Well, we designed these programs to help students stay in school, plan for their success, and graduate on time. Also, it points out the obstacles and roadblocks that may try to deter youth on the way so that they can be prepared for them and have a plan of action in advance.
LEADERSHIP IN BEAST MODE
Making Good Choices as a Youth Leader
Youth in leadership can sometimes be timid and not take the authority the position they have affords them. Not only leaders but other youth as well. We designed this presentation to show youth how to make good choices as a leader and be aggressive towards the goals of the organizations, programs, or even their own lives.
SOMETIMES YOU WIN, SOMETIMES YOU LEAN
Turning A Loss Into a Win
Any setback--a championship loss, a bad grade, a botched audition-can be seen as a step forward when teens possess the right tools to turn that loss into a gain of knowledge. This presentation provides a roadmap for becoming a true learner, someone who wins in the face of problems, failures, and losses.