For the past seven years, De’Marco Fomby has been working with non-profit organizations like the YMCA and DREAM Inc. of Jackson Mississippi, coordinating state-wide highway safety youth programs and conferences, and serving as a junior consultant with his father, Marc Fomby, who is a nationally renowned keynote speaker and workshop presenter. Since the age of 16, De’Marco has been traveling with his father, which has allowed him to hone his skills as a presenter and allowed him to create his own presentations to address issues prevalent with youth today such as leadership, music and its impact on youth, youth traffic safety and more.
De’Marco has spoken to over 200 high schools and student organizations. He has a deep passion and drive to inspire and motivate young people to become the absolute best they can be, and has a knack for providing parents, caretakers, and other adults involved with youth with critical insight into the psyche of their teenagers. With his background in music, sports, and mentoring, he pushes teenagers to think for themselves and make choices based on what benefits them in the future rather than the here and now. He wants teens to embrace the philosophy of P.L.A.Y. (Positive Leadership Among Youth). By inspiring youth to be the example and applying positive peer pressure to their friends and family, they can begin to change the atmosphere around them. De’Marco is a young man devoted to changing lives and inspiring today’s youth.
Your talk inspired me to break out of my shell and do something I never thought I would do! You are truly an inspiration to me! Thank you for helping me find my voice!
The students could NOT stop talking about you. And I must say, out of the 7.5 years which I’ve taught at AMS, never have I seen a speaker pull both me and especially the “entire” student body into such a remarkable motivational speech.
He keeps the students engaged, he puts them in real life situations in order to actually think about the consequences of different things that could affect them, not only just now, but later on in life.
Immediately after speaking to our class, Mr. Fomby took the responsibility to make sure we had additional resources for our classroom. I was so impressed by his actions and knew he cared for others as well as being very reliable.
De’Marco’s high level of energy immediately captures the attention of young people and he is able to speak to them at a level they understand. For weeks after his presentation my students continued talking about De’Marco’s presentation and his message resonated with them in a way I have never seen before.
From his first presentation, I knew he was motivating when the teachers were as engaged as the students. DeMarco goes beyond fun and entertaining. His message to take his love for music and turn it into a vessel to help others accomplish their dreams is amazing.
I don’t know why it took me so long to understand how important seatbelts were, but I really appreciate DeMarco for making it so plain and easy to relate to. We don’t get many speakers like that.
Every time I hear this man, it’s awesome! There’s so much he taught me. He was energetic with it, I remembered things, he allowed me to even interact with him, we joked around. It wasn’t like an ordinary class. He made me want to come back.