About Arel Moodie
What Others Are Saying
CEO & Cofounder
Arel Moodie is the best selling author of Your Starting Point for Student Success and is known as America’s Top Young Speaker.
Arel partnered with the White House to help fight youth unemployment and promote job growth. He has been a featured speaker at the White House as well.
Arel was just chosen by the US Chamber of Commerce to sit on the board of a committee to help create ways to help recent college graduates find employment.
Inc. Magazine called Arel a “High-Energy, Motivator” and named him to their “30 Under 30 list” of America’s coolest entrepreneurs under 30 years old joining people like Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.
Essence Magazine said “Arel should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories…He is America’s Top Young Speaker.”
Arel has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, & USA Today as a thought leader on youth entrepreneurship and leadership.
What He's Done
Cofounder & CEO
Arel grew up on welfare in the projects of Brooklyn, NY where he witnessed those around him being murdered and imprisoned. College became his only way out; he took advantage of his opportunity there that forever changed his life. He was the president of 4 student organizations, named one of the top 5 exemplary students at his school, and also named the most outstanding graduating senior of his class.
He started his first Internet business in college that helped students find off-campus housing, roommates and sublets. After that company was acquired he became one of the owners of a million dollar event production and education company. As a professional speaker he has spoken to over 200,000 students in 46 states and 5 countries while still in his 20s. He recently started Turkey Tees, which creates awesome T-shirts for students.
CEO & Cofounder