Crockett Invited As Guest Speaker In New York City

By Diego Osorio | May 16, 2014, 5:34 p.m. (ET)

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, Paralympian, Dartanyon Crockett, along with other Olympians and Paralympians, were invited to speak at Success Academy in East Harlem, NY.  Other Olympian guest speakers included Jazmin Fenaltor (bobsled) and Kari Miller (volleyball).

It is no secret that USA Judo’s Dartanyon Crockett’s story is very inspirational. Once in New York, Crockett shared his experiences with a presentation in front of students, faculty and the founders of the academy. Having grown up in a broken home and with more obstacles to overcome than opportunities to enjoy, Dartanyon was the perfect speaker for this audience of kids who need to understand that success can be achieved through discipline, passion and determination no matter what the circumstances are.

Success Academy is a charter School that offers a lottery system, which allows kids from low-income households to get an education with the aim of helping create success stories in those who face daily life challenges as did Dartanyon Crockett, who has turned his childhood struggles into admirable accomplishments.