Meet Travis Angry
Travis Angry, youth inspirational-motivational speaker, military veteran, and two-time cancer survivor, is the founder and CEO of the inspirational youth outreach project, The Change Youth Project. Travis’s vision for Change: If I Can, You Can® serves as a catalyst to give youth resources and life-long connections to help them deal with each and every difficulty—transforming them into positive life choices. His story of optimism and hope is shared at youth conferences, churches, schools nationwide. After overcoming his own struggles as a youth, Travis moved on to obtain a bachelor of science degree in business and public administration. Travis resides in Peoria, Arizona, as a single father with his two children, Tatiyana and DeVante.
Travis has a message for our young people, one that is powerful because he has walked in their shoes. Travis made a number of wrong choices, dropped out of high school and associated with the wrong crowd before finally finding his way to discipline and success in the US Navy. After proudly serving his country, he returned to fight an even bigger enemy when he was diagnosed with cancer. He went on to graduate with his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix, a second enlistment in the Army, and is raising two beautiful children – and even faced another fight against cancer. This is a man who knows you must find the strength within.
speaking topics include:
A fast-moving, impactful speech covering the three major tenets of life and demonstrating how making it through each base (1st Base – Love; 2nd Base – Discipline; 3rd Base – Faith) leads to a Home Run!
Travis talks about the value of education and the necessary steps needed to succeed in an educational journey regardless of challenges. Travis goes on to share poignant experiences he had while becoming a drop-out and transforming to a college graduate. Perfect for at-risk students of any age.
Bullying has become a growing problem within our school system. The root causes of bullying have to be discussed to find a solution. Ultimately, the value of respecting all life equates to the value of saving lives. Travis shares his story of being a bully and how he overcame this behavior by building self-confidence in himself. This story will touch bullies and their victims alike.
What is holding you up from succeeding in life? Maybe it’s the excuses that you place in front of yourself or the high expectations others have of you that may seem like too much responsibility. Travis shares how excuses held him back, and how taking responsibility for his life help him succeed and can help anybody.
The journey through life takes time and comes with many forks in the road. The foundation of life is Love, to sustain yourself through life takes Discipline, and the value of life is leaving a Legacy to inspire others. Travis takes his audience through a journey to discover what their Legacy of life is.
what people are saying?
“Travis’ story will make you want to scream and shout. His perseverance and strength is truly inspiring! He is making a positive impact within his family and community. He is truly making a difference one page at a time.”
“Travis’ story is proof that the American Dream is still alive! With hard work, determination and perseverance overcoming many challenges he has become an inspirational figure to Americans, both young and old.”
“Travis Angry has a remarkable story to tell, a drive to help our young people get through their struggles, and a faith and dedication to God that is inspiring for us all. His story, Change: If I Can, You Can®, is interesting and engaging; a true role model for our youth to follow.”
“Travis Angry’s story is incredibly inspirational. Walking through the darkness of circumstance, Travis helps us all understand we can join his mission of being positive no matter where we are now or where we’ve come from. I applaud his work, and look forward to seeing how this message infects a generation in need of a role model like Travis.”
“You can’t help but be captivated by the story of Travis Angry. He doesn’t hold back as he confesses to the base emotions that have the powerful potential to destroy any one of us. As he rises to overcome his own demons, we learn how far the strength of faith and family can take us. This is a glimpse into the attitudes that fail and those that triumph as we share the walk of Travis Angry and his personal quest to be a better man.”
CHANGE: If I Can, You Can®
is the detailed story of a man destined for as much turmoil as life can provide. Travis created his identity through childhood rebellion, dropping out of school, being in the military, fighting cancer, marrying, divorcing, raising children as a single father, obtaining a college degree, writing a memoir, and working as a professional speaker. Today, through his speaking and nationwide project, this story is at the heart of his mission: helping youth to overcome adversity and use hope as a tool for positive change. The Change Youth Project and book also address how parents and educators can serve as an important catalyst for creating a life of success.
As Travis states, “When our youth succeed at home, the community succeeds. When the community succeeds, then the city succeeds. When the city succeeds, the nation succeeds.”