Foster Care Expert DEREK CLARK

Motivational Speaker
Keynote Speaker
Inspirational Speaker

Foster Care Expert
Derek Clark
13 Years in Foster Care

Derek Clark's foster care journey epitomizes resilience and redemption.

Enduring unthinkable child abuse, abandonment, and emotional turmoil from an early age, he was placed in a psychiatric hospital at just five years old. Throughout his 13 years in the San Francisco Bay Area foster care system, he faced humiliation, aggression, and overwhelming anxiety, unfairly labeled by those around him. Yet, with the support of compassionate foster parents and an exceptional social worker, he defied the constraints imposed upon him. Derek's life is a testament to overcoming adversity and hardship; his past has never hindered his pursuit of his aspirations.

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Derek Clark - The Rapping Dad

An inspirational speaker and author, Derek gained widespread recognition for his "Rapping Dad" videos, amassing over 250 million views online. He has been featured on numerous news channels, including The Steve Harvey TV Show, captivating audiences worldwide. With seven books to his name, such as "Disable the Label" and "Never Limit Your Life," along with the "I Will Never Give Up" book series.

What We Do

Motivational Speaker

Conference keynote speaker and inspirational speaker

Childhood trauma education

Training professionals who work with children that are victims of trauma

aces -adverse childhood experiences

Training on how ACEs impact mental health, behaviors and the brain

Motivational and Inspirational Speaker

An inspirational speaker, motivational keynote speaker and author, Derek gained widespread recognition for his "Rapping Dad" videos, amassing over 250 million views online. He has been featured on numerous TV news channels, including The Steve Harvey TV Show and many more, captivating audiences worldwide. With seven books to his name, such as "Disable the Label" and "Never Limit Your Life," along with the "I Will Never Give Up" book series. Derek shares his personal trials and triumphs to instill hope and perseverance in others. Transforming from a victim to a victor, he embodies the spirit of resilience and determination, inspiring countless individuals with his unwavering message of hope.

Motivational speaker for foster care Derek Clark

From Foster Care to Success!

Derek Clark is passionate and committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of foster youth and foster parents. His approach is focused on building connections and fostering a sense of belonging for every child under care. Derek shares his story of resilience, growth, and success and the transformative impact of connection versus just correction.

Why Choose
Foster Care Expert Derek Clark

Having firsthand experience of foster care can provide a unique and invaluable perspective that cannot be taught in a classroom. Individuals who have gone through the foster care system, like motivational speaker Derek Clark, bring a depth of understanding and empathy that comes from living through the challenges and triumphs of that experience.

Foster care expert and motivational speaker Derek Clark

Foster Care Expert Derek Clark in Action

Years of Experience

Motivational keynote speaker for over 15 years

Published Works

Derek is the author of 7 books

Success Story

Experiential knowledge is the best way to learn

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Hire Derek for your next conference

If you have an upcoming conference or event focused on foster care, foster parents, childhood trauma, trauma-informed care, ACEs, and child welfare, Derek Clark is the inspiring choice. As a keynote speaker who has a history of igniting hope and passion to audiences, his inspirational life story and passion for helping others delivers a transformative experience. If you’re looking to take your event to the next level, consider reserving Derek Clark and make your conference an unforgettable, empowering, and inspiring occasion.

Together, Building Futures, One Child at a Time.

Inspirational foster care expert Derek Clark