Derek Clark, an inspiring motivational speaker and the rapping dad in the viral video hit is back again! Derek and his kids bring a new message about how drugs destroy families. Derek knows first hand what destroys families. His dad was an alcoholic and in prison for the criminally insane and his mom and step dad abandoned Derek at a psychiatric facility at the age 5. He would grow up in the California foster care system for the next 13 years.
About Derek Clark:
Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child he suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment and emotional distress before being turned over to the psychiatric hospital at age five. His 13 years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected an early life of humiliation, aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety and being wrongfully labeled. Eventually, with the help of foster parents and mentors he defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him. Derek knows first hand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. His past has never held him back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to.
Derek is an inspiring speaker/trainer. He has been a featured expert on CNN Headline News, The Steve Harvey TV Show and The Ricki Lake Show. Google ranks Derek the #1 “inspiring motivational speaker” out of 1.2 million listings. He is the author of six books including “Disable The Label: Never Limit The Potential of a Child”, “Never Limit Your Life” and the “I Will Never Give Up” book series.