The North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council Youth Empowerment Committee is proud to announce that we launched our Youth Empowerment Series on March 24, 2018 at the Valley Plaza Recreation Center. This event was conceptualized and hosted by our Youth Empowerment Committee Chair SheRise Ford.

NHNENC Board Member Chuck Loring interviewed our celebrity guest Actor Kamil McFadden live and opened the floor for students to ask questions about growing up in the entertainment industry, following their dreams and believing in themselves.

Motivational speaker Billionaire P.A. encouraged the students to speak their dreams into existence. One young girl stood in front of everyone and said she wanted to be a nurse and everyone cheered for her. She said it was the first time anyone had ever encouraged her dream. Billionaire P.A. passed out bracelets, buttons and t-shirts with inspirational quotes like “You Can Never Have Too Much Faith”.

GameBusters sponsored their 30ft Mobile Video Game Theater for the kids to enjoy their favorite games. Our DJ J’Tasha St. Cyr played games and music with the youth.

Tim Brown from New Direction for Youth presented the youth with an opportunity to join their organization and apply for jobs.

Thank you to Marlene Cordozo and her Upward Bound students who provided event support.

Brian Gavidia presented us with a Certificate Of Recognition from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, for launching the Youth Empowerment Series and helpingto the youth of San Fernando Valley take charge of their lives.

Everyone in attendance enjoyed pizza and refreshments.

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