The virtual Teen Summit: Real Talk, Real Life brings together students, parents, educators, activists, and mentors from all over the United States to help bridge the gap between academia and the real world.
This summit provides our youth with a safe space to learn and engage in real conversations that range from issues they face to preparing for college, career, and life. The interactive sessions will challenge the participants’ preconceived notions and success blocking behaviors while they learn new strategies for better outcomes.
The summit is guaranteed to give students voice and choice in how they learn. They can choose from a host of sessions that are meaningful and relevant and driven by their interests. This summit supports school initiates such as:
– Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Featured Keynote Speakers
DJ Greg Street is the man behind the phrase “Its 6 o’clock, its 6 o’clock, time for Greg Street to Rock.” Teens and parents know him as one of the most influential voices on the radio. He’s been the voice of the people for over 20 years rocking the airwaves starting out in Mississippi (WORV-WJMG), Alabama (WBLX 93), Houston (KMJQ), Dallas (K-104/KKDA) and currentl in Atlanta (V-103/WVEE) all over a 20 year span. He is devoted to the music industry. More than likely, you’ve heard of him being the ” music gateway to the South”. He has had his hand in jump starting the careers of Rich Boy, 50 cent, Outkast, Rick Ross, Mary J. Blige, Puffy, T.I., Trina, Plies, Jazze Pha, Ciara, Akon, 8 Ball & MJG, Soulja Boy, Ying Yang Twins, Master P, Lil Wayne, Baby, Dj Khaled, Monica, Bow Wow, Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Erykah Badu, Lil Jon, Polow Da Don and many more.
Students will get up close and personal to glean insight from his key to success, which stems from age 6 when he started off with a guitar and broke into deejaying as teenager in the most unconventional way.
Read More: DJ Greg Street: Inside the DJ Booth
With time comes wisdom and with experience comes strength, talk about a game changer Ferrari Simmons is just that. Affectionately known by his catch phrase from the ladies “Hey Ferrari”, Rari, has set-up situations and relationships across the entertainment industry which have made him a force to be reckoned with.
Footaction influencer, recipient of the 2016 Ford Motor Company “Go Further” award and The Commission 2016 “Hustle Hard” award, Ferrari is a trailblazer who has sat at the table with the best. Having been a part-time personality / producer on another station in the Atlanta market
Ferrari’s passion for radio and being a personality could only elevate having been in such presence and pushed him to push the envelope.
Suzan Solomon known among her peers as “Su Solo, Your Favorite Ethiopian” was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Su’s roots are East African, and she hails as a first generation American. From her beginnings as a cashier in Atlanta’s fastpaced nightlife, she has become an expert host, curator, advocate, and multimedia personality. Her hard work and dedication have led to her talents reaching media outlets as far as VH1’s T.I and Tiny Family Hustle featuring “Senseless By Su Solo”.
Students will be able to takeaway key steps on how she activated grit, grace, and resilience along her journey.