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Upcoming Events for 2020

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"With Young, Gifted & Empowered we are disrupting the narratives of how Blacks are portrayed in the media. YG&E is telling very powerful and impactful stories of young African American leaders who are real change agents."

Shameka L. Reed, Founder

Upcoming Events

  • 2020 Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards
    Jackson Prep
    Feb 29, 2020, 5:40 PM – 10:00 PM
    Jackson Prep, Flowood, Mississippi
    2020 marks the sixth year for the Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards (YG&E). Enjoy a nigh filled with inspiration, performing arts and black EXCELLENCE!
  • Young, Gifted & Empowered Youth Summit
    Tougaloo College
    Feb 15, 2020, 8:00 AM
    Tougaloo College, 500 County Line Rd, Tougaloo, MS 39174, USA
    Young, Gifted & Empowered will host its 2nd annual Youth Summit with the Michelle Obama Early College Program (MOECP). The Youth Summit brings students of MOECP face to face with some of Mississippis most progressive young professionals.

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