Jennifer Marcus is a highly sought-after youth keynote speaker, empowerment coach, and successful business owner. Jennifer has been challenged, and overcome, by issues related to racism, physical & emotional abuse, and child abandonment. Life experiences such as these, have created expectations that nearly exceeded her abilities, such as finding employment to pay rent while being a full-time student at the age of thirteen. Unfortunately, at this age, Jennifer’s mother also suffered from a drug addiction, and used the household’s limited income to feed her drug habit. Jennifer’s presentations provide the successful strategies that she implemented, to her audience, in order for them to master their challenges.
At the age of fifteen, Jennifer reached a pivotal stage in her life after moving to California with a few older friends. While outside visiting with friends, an eight-ounce piece of lead-alloy, traveling at 2,600 feet per second pierced her body. She was shot in a random drive-by and was taken to the hospital. While lying in the hospital bed, attached to monitoring devices, Jennifer made the decision that she deserved better; and demanded it. Upon her exit, she immediately set a course to be on the right path. She got involved in sports programs, clubs, and other initiatives that allowed her to use time wisely. It was those decisions that she emphasizes throughout her presentations that developed her self-confidence and led to a range of achievements. Jennifer Marcus has earned three master’s degrees, owned twelve successful businesses, and identified her purpose to make an impact on youth and students nationwide.