Echo Garrett

Echo Garrett is the co-founder/Board Chair of Orange Duffel Bag Initiative (ODBI), a nonprofit that does certified executive life plan coaching with homeless youth, high poverty youth and teens aging out of foster care. ODBI won the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award from Emory University and was featured in the Dec. 15, 2013, issue of "Parade." The coaching is based on her multi-award winning book My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change, winner of 8 national awards and 2 international awards. She frequently speaks on how we can help our nation’s most vulnerable teens become self-sufficient. She has written or contributed to 12 other books, including Why Don’t They Just Get a Job?: One Couple’s Mission to End Poverty in Their Community, and has been published in more than 75 national outlets including Parade, Delta Sky, and Business Week. Echo has been interviewed on Good Morning America, CNBC, CNN, NY-1 and served as editor-in-chief of Atlanta Woman magazine.

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