Due to three career ending soccer injuries Sam Demma should be lost, 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 the example of what happens when young people follow their dreams with small consistent actions.
With a simple lesson Sam was taught by his grade 12 World Issues teacher — Micheal Loudfoot — he was able to turn his life around. Sam went on to co-found the social enterprise PickWaste, to deliver a TED talk, to be named one of Canada’s top 25 environmentalists under the age of 25, and to start the youth focused podcast “Small Consistent Actions“.
Sam’s work has been featured on CBC, CTV, CityNews and multiple newspapers. Over the past year alone Sam has reached thousands of 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 – A competition that encourages young people to lead and excel through the art of speaking. His ultimate goal is to help young people realize the potential they have embedded within them!