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          About Poet Jordan Chaney

Jordan Chaney is a poet, speaker, writer, and artist residing in the Southwest while serving on multiple boards in his home state in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2009, Jordan has mentored youth in arts, public speaking, and community-leadership in schools and in youth detention centers from Washington to Arizona.  


My name is Jordan Chaney and I am a Poet and Motivational Speaker. I often find myself in front of hundreds or thousands of young people that have challenges, setback, dreams and hopes.
I share my personal story and how finding and sticking to my life's purpose helped me build the resiliency to survive traumas and the mental health challenges that come with them.
There's power in our personal stories, and in my assemblies and keynotes, my intention is to help others along their journey, wherever they are in life, to overcome, to bounce back, to hang on, and ultimately to live better lives.


“Jordan Chaney’s presentation was so much fun and humbling. We sometimes get so caught up in routines that aren’t healthy and his presentation helped bring back the positive outlook on life and reminded me why I’m in this profession. He is a great example of not letting your barriers and fears define you. He reminded us all to continue life with a purpose, how it’s never too late to dream and the importance of knowing what you want and going for it.”


"I’ve screened my films all over the world and my experience collaborating with Jordan and his team was by far one of the most memorable.  Jordan created a space for genuine community engagement that fostered incredible social dialogue. 

He is a community leader in the truest sense of the word."

 -TJ Martin, Oscar and Emmy Winner


TJ Martin,

Oscar and Emmy Winner

Very beautiful work. Highly intelligent

and exceptionally beautiful all

while being very accessible.


Ijeoma Oluo,

New York Times Bestseller

Jordan is kind, creative, ethical 

and responsive. 


Andra Day, 

Warner Bros. Recording Artist

"Jordan Chaney, such a talented spoken word poet, and wonderful spirit."

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