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Al Duncan        

Motivational Speaker for at-risk Youth; Authority on Development and Empowerment

Al Duncan is the world's leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people. An internationally recognized authority on youth development and empowerment, Al has delivered Duncan Nuggets, live and in-person, to over one million young people around the world.

Frequently called upon by the media to share his expertise, Al is the author of My Success Journal For Young People (3rd Edition), Get ALL Fired Up! (Revised Edition), and Big Money Student(April 2011). He has been awarded the President's Call to Service Award and The National PTA Life Achievement Award, for his outstanding service in the field of youth development and empowerment.

Al was born and raised in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in North Philadelphia and by today's standards, would have been labeled an at-risk student. When he was 5 years old he was molested by a male friend of the family.

Emotionally traumatized, it took him years to remember what happened. At the age of 15, Al's world was torn to shreds again when he found out that his father, his childhood hero, was addicted to crack cocaine.

Devastated, but not defeated, Al refused to allow his personal problems stop him. He went on to enjoy careers as a professional saxophone player and a professional chef. His father's struggle and incredible recovery taught Al that failure is only permanent if you quit.

At the age of 24, he walked away from his musical career and took on the tremendous responsibility of raising his youngest brother who was 12 years old at the time.

Today, as a Cross-Generational Communication Specialist and a leading youth empowerment advocate, Al is a high energy, high content, high impact speaker, lecturer, and motivational powerhouse. Al serves on the American InterContinental University School of Business Advisory Board, the Fulton County Workforce Investment Board of Directors, the Fulton County Youth Council, and is also the steering committee chairman and Life Skills Coach for the Butler Street YMCA's Multicultural Achievers Program. He is also the former executive producer and host of The State of the Mind Address, a self-development television program.

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Youth Advocate Al Duncan Addressed DHS student body

DanversCARES and SADD brought motivational speaker, Al Duncan to Danvers High School on January 6, 2014. Duncan, an award-winning youth advocate and leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, has addressed over one million young people around the world.

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