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GameChangers Honoree Awards Ceremony

Enjoy An Uplifting Evening Honoring 10 Individuals Making A Huge Impact In Communities of Color

Thursday, February 27th at 6:00pm
The Met Philadelphia
858 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States
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KYW's Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg hosts an evening in which KYW Newsradio will honor 10 amazing individuals who are making a huge impact on communities of color.  These individuals were nominated by fellow community members (we received over 120 nominations) and then selected by KYW's esteemed panel of judges.

The event will take place at The Met Philly on North Broad Street.  Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers and the opportunity to experience this historic, beautifully restored venue. 

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Fill out the form below to get registered to receive an invite.  Invitees will be chosen at random from amongst all of those who have registered to receive an invite.  Not everyone that registers will be invited due to the volume of registrants. 

THIS YEAR'S HONOREES

Mikyeil El-Mekki, Paul Robeson Chess Club: Coach El-Mekki is founder and leader of a chess club, TeamGENIUS.  The club has earned more than 120 State Scholastic Chess Championships and 25 National Chess Championships. 

Sister Helen Cole, Guadalupe Family Services:  Sister Helen is an integral member of your Camden, NJ community.  She helps families of murder victims, survivors of sexual assault and helps families through the criminal justice process. 

Daryl Murphy, Coach, Philadelphia Youth Track & Field Programs: Mr. Murphy oversees 9 indoor and outdoor track meets in the region and impacts more than 1000 youth each year. He’s coached Olympians Nia Love and Marielle Hall.

Amya Meekins aka Amya RoxxStar: Originally from Willingboro, NJ, she is a 17 year old artists who raps, does motivational speaking, written a book that educates youth about colorism, gun violence and bullying.   

Arnett Woodall, West Philly Produce and West Market Street Association: Arnett runs a local grocery that he opened to counter the gun violence and drug epidemic in the area. He employs, hires and trains youth to work I the store, as well as in landscaping, masonry, food prep and cooking. 

Sakinah Love, Founder Redeemed for a Cause: Sakinah is founder of an organization that helps women who are dealing with human trafficking. 

Jasmine Sessoms, Founder of She Can Win: Jasmine advocates for women in politics and runs a program that trains women on how to run for public office. 

Quandell Iglesia - Founder SNJ Millennials: Iglesia’s non-profit helps young people create their professional network. At 20 years old, he has reached 190,000 entrepreneurs and business professionals.
 
Lynette Medley, No More Secrets: Lynette Medley has spent the past several years raising awareness about "period poverty." Over the past year, she has gotten major traction, helping to bring awareness to the women and girls who lack access to feminine products. She's hosted feminine hygiene product drives, marched in Washington and testified in Harrisburg. 

Jacqueline Means, Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative: Jaqueline grew up in Wilmington where roughly 60 percent of teens lack a HS diploma. She noticed a need for programs focused on science and technology.  Her extensive work has led to appearances on Steve Harvey Show and The Today Show as well as being invited to do a Ted Talk. 

Listen to KYW Newsradio beginning February 10, 2020 to hear more about this year’s GameChangers, also visit kywnewsradio.com/gamechangers for continued updates. Some of the GameChangers will also be featured on CBS3 Eyewitness News.


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