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 the role o...


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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 the 1960′s....


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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 27, Hydeia spends her time spreading the message of H...


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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 currently a Senior Advisor at the College Board focusing on developing the organization’s career readiness initiative as well as working on state and district relationships. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester City School District (Rochester, NY). “Every child brings a wealth of talent, gifts ...


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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 The Sunshine Letter. Dana is also the Founder and Minister of Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) Foundation, Spiritual Center and Temple, a panoptic church focused on building stronger ecumenical communities. She is also the Founder, Lea...


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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

Founder of The Reading Clinic, Inc. which provides evidence-based diagnostic evaluations and educational therapy for children, adolescents and adults with Dyslexia, the most common reading disability.

Dr. Rahmanda Salamatu Campbell         Dr. Campbell is the Founder of The Reading Clinic, Inc. which provides evidence-based diagnostic evaluations and educational therapy for children, adolescents and adults with Dyslexia, the most common reading disability. She serves as a Supervisor for Special Education Student Teachers at West Chester University. Dr.Campbell has consulted, trained, and mentored educators on best teaching practices for divers...


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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 Scholars....


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