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MISS BLACK LOUISIANA USA TALENTED TEEN - TORI TURNER ADDRESSES THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE’S YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT TOWN HALL DURING THE 2012 NATIONAL CONVENTION IN NEW ORLEANS.
Tori Turner is joined by other panelist to converse on issues important to today’s youth.
New Orleans, LA—August 1, 2012—Tori Turner, joined by other noted panelists addressed the National Urban League’s (NUL) Youth Leadership Summit Town Hall during the 2012 NUL’s National Convention at the Ernest Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. Apart of the National Urban League Conference for the third year, the event engaged youth and youth advocate voices in a dialogue about their lives—their opportunities, challenges and possibilities. It proved to be an opportunity to gain their insight and commentary on the challenges and opportunities they see in being prepared for college, work and life. The event culminated with questions and reactions from the audience, which was comprised of 2012 Youth Leadership Summit attendees from all over the nation.
Youth Panelists alongside 13 year old Tori Turner were Troy Simon – 19 Year Old Graduate of New Orleans Science Academy/National Urban League’s College Track and Chental Song Bembry – 15 Year Old Founder and CEO The Honey Bunch Kids.
Other celebrity panelists included Al Nelson-Co Founder EZ VIP and Winner of ABC TV’s Shark Tank; Lamman Rucker – Actor, Activist, Entrepreneur of Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Brown’s”; and Demetria McKinney – Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Model & Dancer of Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne”. The Town Hall was moderated by Shannon Lanier – National Correspondent, Black Enterprise Television and Dr. Andre Perry – Associate Director for Education Initiatives Institue for Quality and Equity in Education, Loyola University New Orleans.
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, there are nearly 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.
Turner is the reigning, Miss Black Louisiana USA Talented Teen and has been traveling throughout the State of Louisiana and surrounding states “Calling Teens to Action” through community service, volunteerism and youth entreprenuership inspiring them to be the change that they want to see in their communities and in the world.
Turner will compete for the national title of Miss Black USA Talented Teen in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. on August 12, 2012. If successful in her quest, Turner will make history as the youngest to win the coveted title.
Tori is also the founder of Tori Turner’s D.R.E.A.M. BIG Foundation and CEO of T Star Entertainment, Inc.
For more information on the National Urban League, visit www.nul.org
For more information on the Miss Black Louisiana USA Organization, visit www.missblacklouisianausa.org
For more information on the Miss Black USA Organization, visit www.missblackusa.org
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