Tickets: Free with RSVP
A Virtual Event
Genre: Arts & Ideas
Community, Conversation, Education, Family/Youth
Apollo Young Producers present
In Service: Young Changemakers
Apollo Young Producers is a part of the Apollo’s Pathway to Careers in the Arts which is generously supported by Steve and Connie Ballmer, Disney, Fund II, the Hearst Foundations, The Neuberger Berman Foundation, the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, and the Verizon Foundation.
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Social Justice and Education Reform Activist
Born & raised in Brooklyn, is an artivist, storyteller, organizer and creative that has been dedicating her life to empowering youth across NYC. In 2016, she became a Founding Member of a youth-led non-profit organization, Integrate NYC, that encourages youth design and pushes out the solutions for an integrated, equitable, and just public school system. Imxn believes that through truth & education, youth are the ideal shapeshifters that can transform the unjust society we live in today. She is currently engaged in research on student identity development at NYU.
Political Activist and ATA Alum
The youngest independent candidate to ever run for NYC Council, Puerto Rican/Italian Astoria native, and proud member of Gen Z, Edwin is the first in his family to receive a college degree after gaining a full scholarship to attend Columbia University. He is an award-winning film industry gig worker, a Bernie 2020 campaigner, and definitely NOT a career politician. Edwin was the only candidate running for District 22 to endorse #ForceTheVote on Medicare for All. His goal? To shock the Establishment together!
Black Belt and Founder of Golden Age Karate
Jeffrey Wall is the 16-year-old founder of Golden Age Karate. He began his martial arts career at the age of 6, and was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at age 10. In 2019, after earning his Blackbelt at the age of 13, he started his non profit, a volunteer organization that travels to nursing homes to provide compassion, care, and martial arts classes to seniors that otherwise may not get many visitors or attention. Since he started, he’s added several senior living centers across the US to his list of clients, including a few private companies looking to help their employees feel energized. He was even able to create a program for over 17,000 nurses as a part of the American Association of Post Acute Care Nurses conference. When COVID hit, Jeff changed the way he offered services by launching a YouTube Channel, hosting outdoor socially distant classes, and engaging sponsors to provide masks for not only his “Ninja Nanas” and “Ninja Papas”, but for all of the residents in the senior facilities he services.
Natalie Hernandez is a journalist pursuing her master’s degree at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she is studying urban reporting with a specialty in broadcasting. Natalie was a former intern for CNBC and has also previously worked for CBS and BronxNet TV. Natalie’s relationship with the Apollo Theater Education Program stems back to 2016 when she was given her first internship opportunity. Here, she worked as the operations and marketing intern and helped to plan 2016’s Teen Takeover. Natalie has been a co-host for the Apollo Teen Takeover events in 2017 and 2018, and recently hosted the WOW Teen Summit and our digital career panel, FootPrint.