Eddie Cortes is a youth speaker with an uncanny ability to engage students with compelling storytelling. His entertaining, yet thought-provoking story of tragedy and triumph, delivered with humor and honesty, challenges teenagers to take responsibility for their choices, discover their identity, and live with purpose.

From Hip-Hop Artist to Student Pastor, Eddie has spent the last 20 years inspiring young people to fulfill their potential. When Eddie is not speaking, he’s making memories with his bride, Darlene, and daughter, Lyilah.

“The My Life Online presentation from Mr. Cortes was engaging, fun, and informative for our students. As teachers and leaders, we care about our students’ safety on campus, at home, and online. The valuable tools they learned from My Life Online will help them stay safe in cyberspace.”

Lisa Tindall, Assistant Principal, Ventura Elementary School, Kissimmee, FL