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Rodney Walker

Founder of Forever Life Music & Video Productions

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 Rodney Walker Biography

Rodney Walker, a Chicago native, has a Bachelors degree from Morehouse College and a Masters degree from Yale University. Given the obstacles placed before him as a foster child, Rodney struggled academically and socially in school. In his early years of elementary school, he was placed in special education, repeated the fourth grade due to poor academic performance, and finished his freshman of high school with a sub-1.5 GPA.

After joining a youth mentoring program in his senior year of high school, Rodney was able to deal with life struggles that had restrained him. During this period, he also joined the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a youth entrepreneurship program for high school students. With the support and guidance of NFTE and committed mentors, Rodney competed and won various business plan competitions. It was here that Rodney became motivated and inspired to start his first business.

He is the founder of Forever Life Productions, a company that creates custom videos for special occasions and events. Along with his production company, Rodney travels both nationally and internationally, speaking at public schools, corporations, and conferences about the importance of education, entrepreneurship education, mentoring at-risk youth, and corporate philanthropy for non-profit organizations aimed to uplift and support at-risk youth. He has been a speaker at TEDxYale. served as a keynote speaker in Monaco, France for Ernst and Young, and has delivered a Keynote at the White House on the importance of financial literacy for urban youth. Portions of his story have appeared on PBS’s American Graduate Day, in the national education documentary Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon, and in It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going by Chelsea Clinton. Rodney is the Author of the bestselling educational memoir titled "A New Day One: Trauma, Grace, and a Young Man's Journey from Foster Care to Yale".

In an effort to address the epidemic of violence and social failure among at-risk youth in Chicago, Walker is currently partnering with former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to create a comprehensive employment pipeline program for disconnected youth across the city. This past spring, Walker earned his Masters in Education from Harvard University.

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Rodney Walker

Founder of Forever Life Music & Video Productions

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Rodney Walker Biography

Rodney Walker, a Chicago native, has a Bachelors degree from Morehouse College and a Masters degree from Yale University. Given the obstacles placed before him as a foster child, Rodney struggled academically and socially in school. In his early years of elementary school, he was placed in special education, repeated the fourth grade due to poor academic performance, and finished his freshman of high school with a sub-1.5 GPA.

After joining a youth mentoring program in his senior year of high school, Rodney was able to deal with life struggles that had restrained him. During this period, he also joined the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a youth entrepreneurship program for high school students. With the support and guidance of NFTE and committed mentors, Rodney competed and won various business plan competitions. It was here that Rodney became motivated and inspired to start his first business.

He is the founder of Forever Life Productions, a company that creates custom videos for special occasions and events. Along with his production company, Rodney travels both nationally and internationally, speaking at public schools, corporations, and conferences about the importance of education, entrepreneurship education, mentoring at-risk youth, and corporate philanthropy for non-profit organizations aimed to uplift and support at-risk youth. He has been a speaker at TEDxYale. served as a keynote speaker in Monaco, France for Ernst and Young, and has delivered a Keynote at the White House on the importance of financial literacy for urban youth. Portions of his story have appeared on PBS’s American Graduate Day, in the national education documentary Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon, and in It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going by Chelsea Clinton. Rodney is the Author of the bestselling educational memoir titled "A New Day One: Trauma, Grace, and a Young Man's Journey from Foster Care to Yale".

In an effort to address the epidemic of violence and social failure among at-risk youth in Chicago, Walker is currently partnering with former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to create a comprehensive employment pipeline program for disconnected youth across the city. This past spring, Walker earned his Masters in Education from Harvard University.

Rodney Walker Videos

  • From Foster Care to Yale: Rodney Walker Speaker Promo
    Rodney Walker, a Chicago native, is an Author, educator, and inspirational speaker, who holds a Bachelors degree from Morehouse College and a Masters...
  • Rethinking Social Emotional Trauma | Rodney Walker | TEDxICC ...
    The affects of violence goes far beyond the family and extends into the classroom and other areas of society in ways many cannot understand.

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  • How to book Rodney Walker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rodney Walker for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rodney Walker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rodney Walker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rodney Walker?

    Booking fees for Rodney Walker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rodney Walker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rodney Walker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rodney Walker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rodney Walker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rodney Walker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rodney Walker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rodney Walker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rodney Walker for your event is available upon request. Rodney Walker generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Gruwell, David Breashears, Magic Johnson, Vince Papale and Kendal Netmaker. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rodney Walker for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rodney Walker Speaker Videos

  • From Foster Care to Yale: Rodney Walker Speaker Promo
    Rodney Walker, a Chicago native, is an Author, educator, and inspirational speaker, who holds a Bachelors degree from Morehouse College and a Masters degree from Yale University. He is the founder of...
    Rethinking Social Emotional Trauma | Rodney Walker | TEDxICC ...
    The affects of violence goes far beyond the family and extends into the classroom and other areas of society in ways many cannot understand.

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