Keynotes, Workshops, and Assemblies!

Derek is available for conferences, keynote addresses, workshops, panels and small group/classroom visits. Since 2017, Derek has spoken at events across the United States, including national conferences. Check out the three topics below and reach out to find out how Derek can tailor the presentation to fit your audience and event!

Inspiring, Not Requiring

Given to dozens of public and independent schools around the country, this presentation aims to teach educators innovative tactics - beyond traditional Community Service days - that inspire students to become engaged in their communities.

Ideal for educators, conferences, or teacher work days!


How to Change the World

In 60 minutes, Derek shares how a summer interning for President Barack Obama at The White House transformed his understanding of what it means to be a public servant. See behind-the-scenes photos while learning how to set your own terms of engagement.

Ideal for middle and high school audiences

Jimmy for the City: Live

Jimmy for the City, published in 2016, breaks down politics to a child friendly level and encourages little readers to try their hardest in everything they do. Hear from the author himself as he reads excerpts, answers your questions, and gets you started on your own book.

Ideal for elementary school groups or library visits