Statistically, Sam Demma should be depressed, unfulfilled and a complete failure. But his success as a youth activist, speaker, and social entrepreneur is living proof of the power of small consistent actions. A former athlete injured and heartbroken, turned youth advocate, Sam is renowned for his TEDx talk “Small Consistent Actions” and the social enterprise he started at the age of 17, PickWaste.
Thanks to Sam’s teacher Micheal Loudfoot, — a man who believed in him even when he didn’t believe in himself — the simple theory of small consistent actions and the constant support of his family, Sam went on to be a TEDx speaker, one of Canada’s top 25 environmentalists under the age of 25, and an alternate Global Teen Leader.
Sam’s work has been featured on CBC, CTV, CityNews, CP24, 680NEWS and over the past year alone Sam has reached over 8000 young people through his videos, speeches and blog.
Aside from keynote speaking and PickWaste, Sam is also a connector for the league of innovators, — a Canadian charity that is working tirelessly to bridge the gap between youth and social impact — A member at an advanced toastmaster club near his house, and one of the founders of Speaker Slam Youth, where he facilitates and encourages young people to lead and excel through the art of speaking.
Sam’s ultimate goal is to inspire young people to being chasing their deepest desires forcing them to become leaders and social impactors outside the classroom. To make this goal a reality Sam also hosts The Small Consistent Actions podcast, where he interviews young people that are doing amazing things around the world.