Kenedi and Treasure Bishop, the sisters behind Atlanta and Detroit's teen celebrity events that have featured Mindless Behavior, Jacob Latimore, the O.M.G Girls and more revealed that they plan to unleash their their Youth Vision Awards, Easter weekend 2014.
Co-producing the event will be Mary Pat Hector, the 16 year-old multiple award-winning activist known as the spokesperson for Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Her anti-gun campaign Think Twice earned her a $50,000 grant from the Peace First contest.
“We want to recognize youth who are considered hometown heroes in their own right,” said Treasure at a recent press conference. “We know so many kids – some as young as six – who are already starting their careers and making a difference in their community and we want to honor them. We need to have recognition like this, because we need to change the negative stereotype young people receive in the media.”
“Mary Pat is the perfect example of someone not allowing their youth to limit them from pursuing their cause,” Kenedi added. “We are an example of not allowing our youth to limit us from getting a head start on our career. There are so many more kids like us. We knew she would be the perfect person to team up with because she shares the vision we share. Additionally, she’s been honored in so many forums including BET’s Black Girls Rock so we felt to keep it youth produced, we needed to have someone like her to help us bring this to life.”
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