This past Thursday, New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) played host to the Future Leaders of Tomorrow event at Bronxwood Prep Academy (Bronx, NY) featuring some of the city’s top influencers hailing from fashion, publishing, education, activism and entertainment. Hosted by veteran gospel singer and producer Sheila Carpenter, the speakers included:
- Author and life coach, Fila Antwine
- Fashion designer, Alicia Appleton
- Producer, Alonzo Brown
- Sports analyst, Stephen A. Smith
- Educator and activist, Aiesha Turman
- Actor and former athlete, Otis Winston
Students gleaned tips on how to break into their favorite industries as well as what it takes to be successful.
Brooklyn’s Aiesha Turman and the Black Girl Project are celebrating today with news that they have been nominated for a Ujima Award
The Ujima Awards are given to an individual, group, or organization who has made significant contributions above and beyond to the empowering and advancement of the community.
Congratulations to the Black Girl Project!
(Courtesy of NYJTL)
New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) will host the inaugural “Leaders of Tomorrow” panel featuring sports broadcaster Stephen A. Smith, who will address the students in the NYJTL 21st Century learning after-school program at Bronxwood Preparatory Academy on April 3, 3:00-6:00 pm.
In addition to Smith, the panel will include author Fila Antwine, educator and artist Aiesha Turman, actors Orlando Brown and Otis Winston, and fashion designer Alicia Appleton. The panelists will speak about their professional experiences and will answer questions from the students.
“This panel is a new special event for the students to have exposure to various professions,” said Tawana Butler, NYJTL Site Director at Bronxwood Preparatory Academy. We are looking forward to organizing additional panels to engage the students.
The NYJTL 21st Century Learning program operates weekdays during the school year at Bronxwood Preparatory Academy serving 185 youth, ages 13-18.
The 21st Century Learning program provides free year-round tennis instructions and after-school activities to underserved New York City school children offering academic enrichment, including daily homework help, and teaching valuable life skills integrating healthy living and wellness education to promote the benefits of physical fitness.
For more than 40 years, NYJTL has offered comprehensive school and community-based programs throughout New York City serving more than 45,000 youth from ages 6-18. NYJTL is the largest tennis and education-themed community organization in the United States. NYJTL also hosts the Mayors Cup All-Scholastic Championships, which is the largest interscholastic tennis tournament in the United States.
If you are interested in attending the “Leaders of Tomorrow” panel, please contact Scott Luftig ator firstname.lastname@example.org