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Events

I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Program – Entertainers 4 Education Alliance features youth-friendly events that include panel discussions, concerts, pep rally & contests, meetings with celebrities, special focus groups, and other recreational activities that entertain and educate young people. Our Parent and Community Event Series is designed to reach parents and members of the community with a message about the importance of understanding and supporting our youth. Below is a list of events we have presented: 

 


2017 Principal Soiree A Smashing Success
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

2017 Principal Soiree A Smashing Success

Excitement was in the air at the 2017 Principal Soiree. It was an amazing standing room only evening of food, drinks, and a  sensational award ceremony.  Hosted by Ernest Logan (CSA President), Tonya Lewis (Executive Director Entertainers 4 Education Alliance/ I WILL GRADUATE Program).  

Every Principal who attended felt special as we rolled out the red carpet to celebrate another successful school year. The following principals received special recognition Dorald Bastian(New Millennium Business Academy Middle School), Maria Nunziata (PS.130 The Parkside School), Marie Polinsky(Pathway to Graduation), Rushell White (JHS 226 Virgil I. Grissom) and Frantz Lucuis (PS. 241).  The night culminated with a once in the lifetime concert by Hip-Hop living legend Kurtis Blow..... The Hudson Terrace will never be the same because the roof came off of the building.  It was EPIC! 

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I WILL GRADUATE - VILLAGE ACADEMY ATLANTA GEORGIA COLLEGE TOUR
Apr
26
to Apr 28

I WILL GRADUATE - VILLAGE ACADEMY ATLANTA GEORGIA COLLEGE TOUR

April 26th - 28th, 2017 I WILL GRADUATE and Village Academy Middle School visited some of Atlanta Georgia's prestigious colleges and landmarks for three (3) days. Students participated in a series of College Access Workshops, Tours, College Mapping. 

Colleges/Universities visited:

· Georgia State
· Morehouse College
· Spelman College
· Clark Atlanta

Landmarks/Attractions:

  • Georgia Aquarium 
  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • World of Coca Cola

The purpose of this tour was to ensure that our students are exposed to a college-going culture and has the opportunity to visit a college campus to prepare them for high school, college and life success.

Funded provided by: I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Program, Village Academy - Parent Teachers Association, College Access For All Middle School Initiative. 

Special Thanks to: Georgia State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta, Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha PSI Fraternity Inc., PSI Chapter 1935, HomeWood Suites by Hilton, United Airlines, Buckhead Coach, Dominos Pizza.

 

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"IN THE CLASSROOM" with guest speaker  Daymond John from ABC's Shark Tank
Jan
11
1:30 PM13:30

"IN THE CLASSROOM" with guest speaker Daymond John from ABC's Shark Tank

MEDIA ALERT: 

EARS MUSIC GROUP 718.385.3133

ENTERTAINERS 4 EDUCATION ALLAINCE 718:385.3203

Jessica Osei:  Osei@iwgprogram.com

Yvette MchPherson:  ymchperson@e4ea.org

 

Dear Firends,

Thank you for your continuous support of the, I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Program. Our "IN THE CLASSROOM" series featuring Daymond John from ABC's Shark Tank was a huge success. Mr. John shared his wisdom and his recipe for success in front of a packed house comprised of students, teachers, parents, supporters and community leaders. The information and knowledge he shared was life changing.  We thank you for your support. Additionally, please see our newest posted featuring Daymond John above. Please feel free to share with your constituents.

WHEN:  Monday, January 11th 2016 from 5pm - 6:30pm.

WHERE: I WILL GRADUATE AUDITIORIUM 1958 Fulton Street Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY 11233.

About Daymond John:  Daymond John is an American entrepreneur, investor, television personality, author and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder and CEO of FUBU, he is a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales.  He also appears as an investor on the "Hit" ABC reality television series Shark Tank.

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I WILL GRADUATE WEEK 2015 RECAP INTERVIEW WITH BET NETWORK
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

I WILL GRADUATE WEEK 2015 RECAP INTERVIEW WITH BET NETWORK

Dear Friends!

I WILL GRADUATE WEEK NYC 2015 celebrated with series of attention grabbing special events and actions that drives home the message no matter how much we want our youth to graduate they have to be the agents that direct their future. Check out powerful messages of education, interviews conducted by BET Network with our Executive Director Tonya Lewis Taylor.

Sincerely,

Tonya Lewis

Executive Director

I WILL GRADUATE/Entertainers 4 Education Alliance

About us:  Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, Inc. (501c3) organization is headquartered in New York City. Our award-winning I WILL GRADUATE CAMPAIGN is our drop-out prevention initiative and call to action for students, parents, and the entire community to increase educational achievement in youth.     Our goal is to provide powerful messages to youth and parents about the importance of educational excellence.  We accomplish this through youth development programs, parent engagement, community outreach exciting events, various forms of multi-media and corporate partnerships.   We enlist the talents, resources of the music and entertainment industry along with prominent high profile individuals to stress the importance and coolness of being educated - "Smart is the New Cool." 

Click image above to watch I WILL GRADUATE - BET Interview

Click image above to watch I WILL GRADUATE - BET Interview

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ENTERTAINERS 4 EDUCATION ALLIANCE UNVEILS I WILL GRADUATE POSTER CAMPAIGN Featuring GRAMMY AWARD WINNING DUO MARY MARY
May
2
3:00 PM15:00
PSA

ENTERTAINERS 4 EDUCATION ALLIANCE UNVEILS I WILL GRADUATE POSTER CAMPAIGN Featuring GRAMMY AWARD WINNING DUO MARY MARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, Inc
Deborah Occena

docccena@e4ea.org
O: 718.385.3133
C: 914.481.7272

ENTERTAINERS 4 EDUCATION ALLIANCE SET TO UNVEIL I WILL GRADUATE POSTER CAMPAIGN Featuring GRAMMY AWARD WINNING DUO "MARY MARY". THE CEREMONY IS SET FOR TUESDAY, MAY 8 ON STEP OF CITY HALL. 

NEW YORK, NY MAY 2, 2012 Entertainers 4 Education Alliance is set to unveil its newest I WILL GRADUATE Campaign poster featuring three-time Grammy Award winning duo Mary Mary and stars of the hit series, MARY MARY on women's network WE tv. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 11am on the steps of New York's City Hall. 

"Mary Mary's" Erica and Tina Campbell will be on hand for the unveiling along Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott who are invited to attend, along with WE tv's President/General manager Kim Martin, a host of city officials, students, teachers and Entertainers 4 Education Alliance's staff and board members to include NBA great John Starks. 

The poster campaign entitled 'Overcoming is Winning' will be displayed in schools across NYC and will be available on the organizations website, along with several platforms throughout the City of New York to be announced. The campaign will also run across Entertainers 4 Educations Alliance's social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter and also be available as a free download on the organization's website at www.e4ea.org. Entertainers 4 Education Alliance co-founder/Executive Director Tonya Lewis said, "It's vitally important that we all promote education to our youth and set a foundation for young people to make education a priority for their life. ...Education is the cornerstone of a successful life. We are fortunate to have Mary Mary lend their celebrity to help us promote this important message to our youth that education is winning and essential to their life." 

As a part of Mayor Bloomberg's Interagency Task for Truancy & Chronic Absenteeism Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, is working diligently to provide resources, incentives and innovative programs that are helping to keep students in school. J.P Taylorco-founder of Entertainers 4 Education Alliance added, " Our posters sends a simple message about the importance of education in a world where the importance of education has been diminished, it's vitally important that we all promote this positive message. We encourage people to do their part for the I WILL GRADUATE CAMPAIGN and share this poster either on email, on your Facebook page, Twitter pages, blogs, websites and wherever. Print it out, put it up to show you care about education." 

The "Overcoming is Winning" campaign poster is proudly supported by The Department of Education, The Mayors office, Columbia Records, WE tv, The Council of Supervisors Administrators, The United Federation of Teachers and The City Council of NYC. 

For Press/Media inquiries on behalf of "I WILL GRADUATE Poster unveiling ceremony featuring Mary Mary please contact: 

Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, Inc
Deborah Occena

docccena@e4ea.org
O:718.385.3133
C: 914.481.7272

Mary Mary Media Contact
Plan A Media LLC: 
Patti Conte

patticonte@nyc.rr.com
212-337-1406 ext 16

Daria Coppock

dariacoppock@planamedia.com
212-337-1406 ext 10

Gabriella Cudjoe Wilkes

Gabby.planamedia@gmail.com
212.337.1406 ext 15

Columbia Records
Mike Navarra

Mike.navarra@sonymusic.com
212.833.7545

WE tv
Kelly Caton

kcaton@wetv.com
212.324.4676 

ABOUT Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, Inc. (E4EA) headquartered in New York City, is a charity organization that utilizes the power of celebrities, musicians, sports figures, high profile individuals and entertainment to promote positive messages to young people about the importance of education, personal advancement and social commitment. The "I WILL GRADUATE CAMPAIGN," is the organizations dropout prevention campaign and call to action for students, parents, and the entire community to increase educational achievement in our youth. Our goal is to provide powerful messages to the youth about the importance of education through various forms of multi-media and events. The organization is currently expanding their message of empowerment with the launch of the I WILL GRADUATE clothing line slated for its nationwide debut will be available for purchase at major department and specialty stores as well as on line for the 2012/2013 back-to school season. 

About Mary Mary 
My Block/Columbia Records Inspirational Duo, Mary Mary has quickly become one of the most successful artists in the urban/inspirational/crossover markets. Since their 2000 debut release, Thankful, they have garnered three Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, an NAACP award, a BET award, a Soul Train Award, an ASCAP Golden Note Award, and several Dove & Stellar Awards. The chart-topping duo has sold more than 5 million career albums. Their highly anticipated studio album, "Go Get It" is due in stores May 8th. The duo currently stars in their own self-titled WE tv reality series, highly regarded as one of WE tv's most successful new series. We tv is a women's television network owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., WE tv is available in over 76 million homes and is available in HD and on demand. 

About WE tv 
WE tv (www.wetv.com) is the women's network that features original stories about every kind of family and all kinds of drama. From the hit series Braxton Family Values and Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? to popular wedding shows like Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, WE tv provides a modern view of family life that viewers can't get anywhere else. Audiences connect to WE tv and its personalities online, on demand and via WE tv Sync, a live, dual screen viewing experience tailored to each new original episode. Owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., WE tv is available in over 78 million U.S homes. 
 

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Apr
7
3:30 PM15:30

WILLOW SMITH ENCOURAGES 200 NYC STUDENTS TO STAY IN SCHOOL

Entertainers 4 Education Alliance partnered with Willow Smith and Columbia Record and provided incentives for 200 NYC students encouraging them to stay in school. Willow premiered her 'Fireball' video featuring Nicki Minaj and did a special meet and greet with the students at the Sony Style Studio. Astro from X-Factor was also a special guest at the event. 
 

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