In a few short years, author, songwriter, motivational speaker and freedom writer Darrius Garrett transitioned from the hood to humanitarian, reaching heights he once could only imagine. As an inner-city youth of Long Beach, Calif., Garrett could easily have become a product of his environment but instead rose to become a pillar of his community. He became a New York Times ... VIEW MORE
The Importance of Teachers Who Cares and Education
Darrius shares vivid stories of his educational experience and the role that education, especially writing and ... View More
From Hustling to Hope: How Being An Original Freedom Writer Saved My Life
Timing was everything for Darrius Garrett as he was headed down a road of destruction that only promised him maybe ... View More
Color Outside the Box
Darrius' upcoming book Color Outside The Box instead “The Road to Success Without The Mess” is explained as Darrius ... View More
HIStory: The Inspiration Within
Darrius is able to cater his speech to any audience as he has been through immense tragedy. Darrius has encountered ... View More
- Darrius is an inspirational speaker, with great interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. As part of the Freedom Writers, his integrity and compassion has always impressed me.
- Keith Quinn - Senior Vice President - Creative Development & Production at Paramount Pictures
- His story and message paint a realistic view of what it really takes to develop a more effective mindset regardless of circumstances. In doing so, he changed how we all see the world and defined the contributions needed to influence everyone around us.
- Garrison Wynn - Keynote Speaker/Bestselling Author
- He has been a speaker at the juvenile hall where I work talking to at-risk students and encouraging them to get an education. He is a great speaker.
- Bill Feaver - Teacher at Fresno County office of edu./Courts