Sam Demma is an alumni of the Top 35 under 35 global change-maker award, the co-founder of the social enterprise PickWaste, and a 20-year-old youth speaker. His community initiative was recognized on national news. He has delivered two TEDx Talks, worked with brands such as A&W, spoken alongside Craig Kielburger and had his speech shared by Ashton Kutcher. He is the youngest member of CAPS – Canadian Association of Professional Speakers – and one of the most sought after youth speakers in the education space.
Sam first ventured into the world of youth empowerment at the age of 17 years old after his principal asked him to speak to his high school about the initiative he founded. What Sam did not know was that this 5-minute talk would lead him on a journey to impact and inspire thousands of students across North America. When Sam is not travelling or speaking, he hosts the small, consistent actions podcast where thousands of students tune in weekly to have their question’s answered.
Being 20 years-old, Sam understands how hard it is to connect with students, which is why he has made it his mission to create exceptional experiences that inspire students to live lives filled with resiliency, leadership, service and purpose. Sam is currently working on a book and a coaching program for students.