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Identity Talk 4 Educators Podcast
IDTALK4ED LIVE Episode #33 - "On Track With Mizz P" (Amber Peters)
In this episode, we welcome college & career planning consultant Amber Peters to the show. In our conversation, Amber will discuss the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the college admissions process for high school seniors and ways that students can prepare for careers in the aftermath of the pandemic. To learn more about Amber's work, you can visit her website at www.mizzp.nyc or you can connect with her on the following social media platforms: FACEBOOK - Mizz P. INSTAGRAM - @ontrackwithmizzp TWITTER - @mizzpnyc BIO: Amber Peters, popularly known as "Mizz P", is a certified Jill of All Trades. She is an Educator, App Developer, Author, and education consultant straight out of the Boogie Down Bronx. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from CUNY-Lehman College and her Master's degree in Urban Education from Mercy College. The main goal of her work is to motivate and inspire young people to achieve beyond their wildest dreams, while giving them the tools they need to advocate for themselves and their future. Her brand promises to create a new wave in education and hopes to bring widespread change to the area of college and career planning.
IDTALK4ED LIVE Episode #32 - "McGriff Films" (Tim Young)
In this episode, we're honored to have Tim Young, the founder of the independent film company McGriff Films. In our conversation, Tim shares about his early life in Brockton, how he developed his love for filmmaking, the creation of his hit show, "Rockin' Wit McGriff", and much more! To learn more about Tim's work, you can connect with him on the following social media platforms: FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE - McGriff Films INSTAGRAM - @mcgriff_films BIO: A proud native of Brockton, MA, Tim graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Newbury College, where he finished his basketball career as the 2nd all-time leading scorer with a total of 1,506 points. He also earned "Rookie of the Year" honors as a freshman. While at Newbury, he started to fall in love with filmmaking, producing his first film "Nitra" as a class project. Since that moment, he founded his film company "McGriff Films", which produces, films, and television shows such as his hit show, "Rockin' Wit McGriff". Tim also serves a great mentor for the youth. When he's not filming, he works as a middle school teacher in Boston Public Schools and serves as a youth basketball coach.
IDTALK4ED LIVE Episode #31 - "Cultivating Young Kings" (Brian Keith Harris)
In this episode, we have the honor of inviting award-winning educator Brian Keith Harris to the show. In our conversation, Brian will share about the importance of mentoring boys of color, how teachers can use movement and mindfulness to address trauma in their students, the five ways to help boys of color be successful in the classroom, and much more! To learn more about Brian's work, you can visit his website linktr.ee/briankeithharris or connect with him on the following social media platforms: INSTAGRAM - @brian_keith_harris, @sonsoffreedomdance, @cultivatingyoungkings TWITTER - @iambriankeithh1 BIO: Brian Keith Harris II is the Director of Outplacement and Graduate Support at the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys in Washington, DC. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Sons of Freedom Dance Institute, an organization that nurtures character, increases social awareness and builds a spiritual foundation for boys of color through classical and contemporary styles of dance. He is also the Director of Cultivating Young Kings, an organization that provides educational training for teachers, school districts and community leaders who work directly with boys of color. He was named one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2019 BeModern Men Distinction and has received numerous awards for his work in changing the educational landscape for boys of color. He is a licensed minister, lecturer and workshop facilitator and currently working on a Doctorate in Public Engagement from Wesley Theological Seminary. His doctoral work explores the intersection of spirituality and educational equity in urban communities. He also earned a masters degree in divinity (M.Div) with an emphasis in Christian Education from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology and has an undergraduate degree in Print Journalism from Hampton University.