Character University Speaker
Garrett Childers is a powerfully humble and inspirational Character University speaker from Macon, Georgia who has a gift for sharing an incredible message which resonates with youth and adults at a deeply personal level. He is a graduate of First Presbyterian Day School and is a Citizens Award winner, due to his outstanding commitment to performing community service in his hometown. Garrett founded Childers’ Children while in high school, a non profit organization with the goal of making a patient’s stay in the hospital as comfortable as possible, inspired by his many years spent as a patient and at his brothers bedside. Garrett has persevered through very unique challenges during his life that have given him wisdom beyond his years. His story includes learning to cope with an early life diagnosis of cerebral palsy and in his teens watching Austin, his best friend, big brother and larger than life hero, fight mitochondrial disease for many years until his passing in 2014. Garrett’s ability to convey his real life experience and reveal his true character even in his darkest times has impacted youth attending state leadership conferences, middle and high school students, adults and business professionals around the country. Many have experienced Garrett present the Childer’s incredible family story and he is now living his dream to share his message in order to powerfully equip others with the resiliency to weather any storm they will face in their lives. Character University is honored to have the opportunity to partner with Garrett Childers and share messages designed to develop leaders of compassion, purpose, humility and integrity.
Read below what people who have experienced Garrett’s message are saying about his story and ability to inspire positive change.