Al Duncan
  • Al Duncan         

    Al is an award-winning youth advocate, publisher, and internationally recognized authority on soft skills who travels the world "Equipping Young Minds For Exceptional Performance.™" As the leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, Al has delivered Duncan Nuggets®, live and in-person, to over 1 million young people around the world. 
    He is the owner of three successful business and he is the author of four books, including My Success Journal For Young People. He has been awarded the President's Call to Service Award and The National PTA Life Achievement Award, for his outstanding service in the field of youth development and empowerment.
    Devastated, But Not Defeated
    Al was born and raised in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods on the planet in North Philadelphia and by today's standards, would've been labeled an "at-risk" student.  When he was 5 years old he was molested by a male friend of the family. 
    Emotionally traumatized, it took him years to remember what happened. At the age of 15, Al's world was torn to shreds again when he found out that his father, his childhood hero, was addicted to crack cocaine. 
    Today, as a tireless advocate for youth empowerment, Al is a high energy, high content, high impact speaker, lecturer, and motivational powerhouse. He serves on the Anti-Prejudice Consortium Board of Directors and he is also the former executive producer and host of his own self-development television program.
    Al's expertise in the field of soft skills as well as youth development & empowerment has been sought after by a long list of top organizations and premiere institutions.
    Partial Client List
    - U. S. Dept. Education
    - Army Reserve Child, Youth, and School Services
    - The National Guard
    - U.S. Department of Juvenile Justice
    - The Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services
    - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    - Dekalb County Family & Children Services
    - FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
    - FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)
    - 4-H
    - The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi)
    - Georgia Adult Education Association
    - Texas A&M University
    - University of Connecticut
    - Johnson and Wales University
    - Clark Atlanta University
    - Spelman College
    - Morehouse College 
    - Georgia Tech 
    - University of Georgia

  • Rise 'N Thrive: Turning Great Potential Into Exceptional Performance
    • Peak Performance
    • Leadership & Entrepreneurship
    • Personal & Professional Development
    • Staff/Vounteer Appreciation
    • Networking & Personal Branding
    • Soft Skills

  • Al literally set our group on fire. Students did notwant to leave even when the fire alarm went off!
    --- Monica L. Greene, Director, Trio Program Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

    Mr. Duncan, I really enjoyed your presentation because it actually was a ‘breath of fresh air’. There are a lot of ‘entrepreneurs’ who talk about how they made it and that the way THEY did it is the way to go.
    You told us what type of mindset you should have to be successful, period. And you showed us how to develop that mindset. We need more people like you.
    --- Gregory Reddick, Alpha Phi Alpha, African-American Student Union, Georgia Tech

    His astonishing approach in connecting with teens is simply amazing to watch! Mr. Al Duncan’s insightful delivery and ability to identify and address to the needs of our teens kept participants on the edge of their seats.
    --- Cira E. Burke, Director of Interventions, St. Thomas/St. John School District

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