EJ Carrion

Building a Future Where All Students Succeed

  • Topics:
  • Academic Success
  • School Culture
  • Audiences:
  • Teachers & Staff

Fee: $5K-10K

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From At-Risk Youth To Inc. 5000 CEO
FORBES Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30
CEO of Student Success Agency
Dynamic Speaker with Data-Driven Messaging

EJ Carrion is an afro-latino entrepreneur 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.

EJ was a special guest to the White House during the Obama/Biden Administration and recognized by the U.S. Departments 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.

EJ was recognized by Forbes as a top 30 Entrepreneur under 30 in 2018. 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.

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.

EJ is a first-generation college student who 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.

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.


“We have had EJ speak to over 1,700 of our students in the past two years. He's always achieved 95%+ on our surveys in relation to the value that he creates for our students.”
Chelsey Karlin, YEP Coordinator
“EJ Carrion was truly the best keynote speaker I’ve ever heard. ”
Emma Klaire, YE Summit
“EJ Carrion breaks down the path to success into three stages and 12 milestone markers that measure if you are on track. This is practical and useful for all students. ”
Joanna D, Vine Voice

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