6: YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS
HONOREES: YOUTH LEADERS
Parker Todd is a young man in a scholar’s body. He’s charming, smart and has an infectious smile. Parker Todd is truly defying all odds after being diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease at birth. He’s been pain crisis-free for more than two years. Parker is a great student, plays sports and is a computer whiz. In 2016, Parker was involved in an Emmy nominated three part story on Pix 11 News called Sickle Cell Disease: A Silent Killer. Parker is also an outspoken advocate for children struggling with the disease. During the summer of 2017, Parker gained experience in video production, coding and app development at the tender age of 11. To end the year, Parker released his first book “The Adventures of the Sickler”. The book takes readers on a journey through the eyes of a boy battling a life threatening disease but turns his pain into power and transforms into a superhero. Parker is currently on a book tour where he reads to children in hospitals and schools while he’s writing his second book. Now 12, Parker is a leader in his school community, a wonderful friend, son, and brother to all of his siblings. Books are available on, www.thesickler.com of on AMAZON. Some book proceeds go to the Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network.
At the age of 8 years old Khloe noticed an issue with homelessness. The moment she found out why people became homeless she wanted to help. Khloe Kareswas then created to help supply homeless women with a custom made tote bag. These bags she liked to call “kare bags”, these bags were filled with over 25 bare necessity items that homeless women need. Since starting Khloe Kares, Khloewas inspired to also help other kids discover that they too can be the change in their community. Hosting workshops, motivating them and giving them the tools they need to start a business plan. In 2017, Khloe traveled to Ghana where she was able to raise enough money to get a water pump and bathroom facility installed at an elementary school. This water pump not only helped the school but it also helped the surrounding community. Providing fresh water and a fully functioning bathroom. In just a little over 2 1/2 years Khloe has managed to make and distribute over 1800 kare bags. She plans to own her own community center to help more women and children off the streets.
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Chae Blount is a very energetic nine-year-old boy who is a three-time
published children’s book author, budding entrepreneur, motivational
speaker and philanthropist. Chae has written three children’s books under
the series “Chae’s Guide Book” –How to be the BEST big brother or sister
you can be!, How to be the BEST student you can be! and How to save at a
young age! His guidebooks all have a common thread in that it teaches
children simple tips they can use to be their best; for themselves; their
families; their school; and their communities!
Chae has received numerous awards and citations for his accomplishments
as a young published author from his school, the Queens Library System,
private organizations and from multiple local and State elected officials.
When it’s all things fun, Chae is your typical nine-year-old. He loves
eating popcorn; ice-cream with whipped cream; playing Minecraft and
Roblox; singing on the children’s choir at his church; going to his cousin
G’s house; watching movies with his mommy, and playing with his baby
brother Seth (who was the inspiration for his first book). Through his
books, Chae hopes to inspire children all over the world to love and enjoy
reading and to create stories of their own. www.chaeblount.com
About Essynce Moore:
From Hillside, New Jersey, Essynce is a 15 year-old teenpreneur, children, tweens and teens
stylist/fashion designer, actress, motivational speaker, spa and boutique owner, and author.
She has received Proclamations from the state of New Jersey, the city of Passaic, and the
city of Hillside.
She has also participated in various fashion shows, pageants, and karate tournaments. She
was showcased in NY Fashion Week, and Atlanta Kids Fashion Week, featured in several
interviews in magazines, TV, news, print, conferences, and is a member of the New York
Youth Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about this phenomenal young woman at
For more information about Essynce and/or to schedule an interview with her, please contact
Ms. Starr Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Amadi Rubie is a passionate artist and designer who’s began his career in early middle school. He began as a self-taught artist that was a passionate anime art fan (Japanese Art). He expanded his artistic abilities once he added formal training as an artist at the Ash Can Studio of Art in January 2016. At the Art Studio he focuses on several areas of art (fine art, observational, graphic design, etc). He entered his first official Art competition in 2017 The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards which happens to be one of the most visible and competitive art & writing competitions of its kind in New York; thousands of kids enter the competition! Many current day professional actors and artists were awardees at this competition. 2017 Scholastic Arts & Writing Competition Amadi Rubie was awarded the American Vision Award as well as the Gold Key Award for his self-portrait. The American Vision Award has 4,000 artist competing for this accolade and Amadi was one of 5 that were awarded! 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition: Amadi Rubie had his self-portrait, “Ghost Realm” featured on the Scholastic Arts & Writing event brochure, honoring select artists at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also had his self-portrait on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2018 Scholastic Arts & Writing Competition :Amadi Rubie is a second-year awardee in 2018! He has been awarded to Silver Key awards: Silver Key for a self-portrait & Silver Key for still life painting Amadi Rubie Clothing Designs Amadi Rubie began his entrepreneurial journey in 2017 with his line of apparel with his unique designs of “wearable art”. He plans to expand this line-up with new designs for the summer season!
11-1-2016 Kids Who Bank Book Launch
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