Eric DeJohn has partnered up with Ken Bartolo, a nationally renowned speaker from Syracuse, NY who has spoken to over 300,000 kids around the country about staying away from substance abuse in order to live their best life & achieve their highest potential. There and back Inc's mission is to reduce drug and alcohol abuse among students from elementary school to college, with an emphasis on student-athletes. For more information, testimonials, and to book a Ken or Eric to come to speak to your school please go to and fill out the form on the website.

Eric tells the story of how he had a dream at the age of 8 years old to play lacrosse at Syracuse University & play professionally thereafter as a career. Both came true, however, he had to take a big maneuver due to drugs and alcohol which forced him to make some terrible choices & almost derailed everything he worked his entire childhood for. But, it's not what happens to you it's how you respond, and for Eric the come-back story is real.

He ended up transferring to St. Johns University where he was an All-American and top 10 in the country in points his last 2 seasons and eventually got drafted to become a professional lacrosse player, bouncing back from multiple failures & adversity to make his childhood dreams come true.



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