Children Speakers

Jasmine Guy

Dancer, actor, singer, director, and writer - Star of A Different World

Jasmine Guy         Actor-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theater and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit productions of Grease, The Wiz and Chicago (as Velma Kelly).After years on Broadway and touring the globe, Jasmine landed ...

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Etan Thomas

NBA Player, Author, Poet, Political Pundit and Children’s Advocate.

Etan Thomas         Etan Thomas is More Than An Athlete. He’s been called a “gentle giant.” A “rebounder with a cause.” Thomas defies the stereotype of the apolitical athlete, and plants his roots in his budding literary career with the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali.  Born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thomas’ childhood was surrounded by books on the civil rights movement, politics and ...

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Dahn Elle Dior Ballard

My Passion is to Empower Moms who might be feeling stressed and overwhelmed to live a whole and Balanced Life. It is possible!

Dahn Elle Dior Ballard         Dahn is a gifted Actress, Writer and Certified Life Coach. Through her Life Coaching, Workshops and Retreats Dahn passionately spreads her message of a ‘Balanced Mom Life” and how it is indeed possible. Dahn believes that the time spent raising our children is so precious not just to their lives but ours as well. We basically spend our “youth” raising our babies. If we don’t find a way to create a balance....

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Hydeia Broadbent         At birth, Hydeia Broadbent was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant. Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until age three. The prognosis was that she would not live past the age of five. Now at the age of 30, Hydeia spends her time spreading the me...

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Jean Claude La Marre

LaMarre is a Writer, producer and actor. La Marre's powerful oratory style is impactful, independent and refreshing.

Jean Claude La Marre             Jean Claude is an award-winning public speaker. He has amassed over 300 awards in Persuasive and Informative speaking tournaments during his Collegiate career.        After settling into Hollywood, LaMarre has garnered critical praise for his numerous performances, along such notables as Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson, Danny Glover and many more.   In recent years, La Marre has segued into a pro...

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Jean Claude Brizard

Senior Advisor at the College Board, and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester NY School District.

Jean-Claude Brizard            Mr. Brizard is Partner and Vice-President at Cross & Joftus. For more than a decade C&J has been devoted to helping public education leaders achieve outstandingresults.   In addition to current practice areas in school and district improvement, educational leadership, talent management, strategicplanning, school finance, community schools, and education policy, Brizard brings to Cross & Joftus two new ...

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Dr. Chris Hickey, Sr.

Author of “Admired Man Why? - The Making of An Admired Man.”

Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr.            Dr. Hickey is the Founder and Executive Director of Each One - Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success, an organization that focuses on efforts to heighten community awareness of the overwhelming importance of reforming educational practices targeting at-risk youth.      He is also the CEO/President of the Admired Man Leadership Institute, where he lectures and facilitates ...

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Ryan Kilgore

Every Person has a Passion, Every Passion has a Purpose, Every Purpose has a Person.

Ryan Kilgore         Ryan, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has been masterfully playing the soulful sounds of the saxophone since age 10. A fourth generation sax player, Ryan’s musical career has afforded him the opportunity to travel the world to accompany renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder and legendary producers/writers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Ryan’s musical inspiration came from his grandfather, Ester Betterson, who was not onl...

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Aaron Johnson

Aaron is a 14 year old award-winning filmmaker, author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and talk show host of “A Few Moments With Aaron”. Aaron is a positive voice for the youth by demonstrating you are never too young to follow your dreams.

Aaron Johnson        Aaron is a 14 year old Entrepreneur, Author, Award Winning Filmmaker, Motivational Speaker and Talk Show Host. Aaron is a young man with a big vision. At the age of 9, Aaron began his passion for film making & editing. He started his journey on an Acer laptop using the Windows movie maker software. Aaron progressed to using Sony Vegas, Movie Plus, Hit Film, iMovie, Final Pro X and Adobe Premier CS6. After he mastere...

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Dana Rondel

Founder and Lead Minister of Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) and Founder of Partners In Goodwill Publications & Media.

Dana Rondel         Dana is an extraordinary and magical writer, speaker, artist, spiritual advisor and community leader. She is the author of children’s books, novels, short stories, anthologies, essays, poetry and her blog, Dana is also the Founder and Lead Minister of Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) Foundation, Spiritual Center and Temple, a panoptic church focused on building stronger ecumenical communities. She is a...

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Zuhairah Washington

Entrepreneur and business professional with technology, finance, and product/business development experience in global markets.

Zuhairah Washington          I am an entrepreneur and seasoned business professional with over a decade of technology, finance, and product/business development experience in global markets including London, Dubai, New York, and Washington, DC working with Fortune 500 companies, vc-backed startups, and government and non-profit organizations.       I am passionate about leveraging technology to build profitable, innovative, and disruptive produ...

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Dr. Rahmanda Salamatu Campbell

2014 Wells Fargo Community Connections Award Recipient: Founder/CEO of The Reading Clinic, Inc. Services include evidence-based diagnostic evaluations and educational therapy for children, adolescents and adults with reading and language disabilities.

Dr. Rahmanda Salamatu Campbell            Dr. Campbell is a native of Philadelphia. She cherishes quality time with her loving, supportive family and friends. Dr. Campbell is a twenty-year, active member of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church where she served for many years on the Ladies Usher Ministry and Spirit of David Praise Dance Ministry. Dr. Campbell is the CEO/Founder of The Reading Clinic, Inc. which provides diagnostic evaluation...

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Dr. Jeheudi Mes Vuai

Renowned behavioral neuroscientist and author who specializes neuroimaging to remediate neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood.

Dr. Jeheudi Mes O. Vuai            As a clinician-practitioner, Jeheudi is both a neuropsychologist and school psychologist. He is licensed and certified in Florida. He holds the Diplomate from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is former member of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. He is President/CEO of Gray Matter Neurobehavioral Solutions, LLC. He provides com...

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Jerome Collins

Versatile speaker whose passion is Black Achievement and Educational importance for African Americans.

Jeremiah & Joshua West

Jeremiah (10) and Joshua West (7) are young social entrepreneurs who teach other kids how to give, save and be wise spenders. They also teach kids how to be Change Agents within their communities.

Jeremiah & Joshua West             10 year old Jeremiah West and 7 year old Joshua West are young entrepreneurs with a two-fold mission: improving childhood literacy and teaching their peers how to give, save, and spend their money wisely.    These dynamic brothers wrote a book entitled Champions of Change: Live to Give when they were only 6 & 8 years old. The book has received all 5 star reviews on Amazon and they have sold over 5,...

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Dr. Leslie Grace

Educator, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Community Activist who loves to empower children, families and their communities. The goal is to implement Economics, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment.

Dr. Leslie Grace            Dr. Leslie is becoming a leading expert in the area of increasing the financial capabilities of Young America , their Families and community through her organization “Elements of the Community”, which provides educational, media relations, financial literacy and entrepreneurship programming for communities.       She has taught hundreds of children and adults how to open their own businesses and manage th...

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Brandon Espinosa

The Millennial who is trying to create educational equity for all youth

Brandon Espinosa         Brandon is a social entrepreneur and the Chief Operating Officer at Practice Makes Perfect, Inc.         He is originally from and currently resides in the Bronx, NY. Brandon graduated as Valedictorian from Saint Raymond High School for Boys and was a first generation college graduate.          Brandon most recently worked as an Educational Outreach and Engagement Manager for The National Society of High School...

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