Omar Epps Post Campaign Unveiling Recap & Photos
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September 18th 2018, BROOKLYN, USA – Actor Omar Epps stopped by a Brooklyn school to show students that success means staying in school.
Epps, a Brooklyn native, was invited to the Life Academy High School for Film and Music to unveil a new poster campaign for "I WILL GRADUATE," a city-sponsored youth development program. The actor says it's a personal project for him, having gone to public school in Brooklyn and a mother who was an educator.
The I WILL GRADUATE poster campaign is designed to create awareness, influence attitudes, behaviors and empower young people to succeed. The 2018/2019 campaign entitled “Keys to Success,” will be on display in all 1650 NYC public schools. The campaign will also be posted by the NYC Department of Education and other City Agencies. “Omar Epps is a shining example that with hard work and dedication you can live your dreams. He is also a product of the New York City public school system which makes him the perfect influencer for the poster campaign.” said Tonya Lewis Taylor, co-founder of Entertainers 4 Education Alliance/I WILL GRADUATE Program.
Epps also filmed "In The Classroom” an original program hosted by Tonya Lewis Taylor founder of Entertainers 4 Education Alliance/I WILL GRADUATE Program. Taylor sat down with Epps to discuss his roadmap to success, struggles, and triumphs. The show was taped in front of a live student audience.
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About Omar Epps: Omar Epps is an American actor, author, rapper, songwriter, and recording/film producer. His film roles include “Juice”, “In Too Deep” and “Love & Basketball”. His television works include the role of Dr. Eric Forman on hit TV series “House”, and role of Agent Martin in American fantasy drama “Resurrection”. Omar Epps was born in Brooklyn, NY. He began writing poetry and short stories at the age of ten and attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts. Omar recently released a new book titled "From Fatherless to Fatherhood" sharing his journey from humble beginnings to the bright lights of Hollywood.
ABOUT: Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, Inc./ I WILL GRADUATE PROGRAM a city sponsored youth development program 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. I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Program is dedicated to serving and empowering students, families of New York City by communicating the importance of educational excellence. We accomplish our goals through youth development programs, arts-in-education, college and career guidance, mentoring, parent engagement, school and community workshops, exciting events and the use of multi-media platforms. 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."