.6TH ANNUAL SPIRIT OF THE LEAGUE LUNCHEON AWARDS

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Keisha Knight Pulliam Receives the Spirit of the League Champion Awards

It has been said that emotion creates motion. This is essential when it comes to personal transformation.
 Keisha Pullian exhibits “Spirit of the Urban League Movement” by recognizing her tremendous blessings spanning decades in the entertainment business.
Keisha Pulliam who is  _ for her role as Rudy Huxtable on the award-winning “The Cosby Show,” is as well-known for her youth mentoring programs as she is for her award-winning acting career.
In  2010 Pulliam started her non-profit the Kamp Kizzy Foundation. Using her background in sociology, Pulliam has created a free mentorship camp for youth ages 11-16 in Atlanta. Kamp Kizzy attracts kids from around the county. In 2015, to celebrate Kamp Kizzy’s 5th year, Pulliam launched her newest initiative Project ‘James’, a mentoring camp designed specifically for boys ages 11-16. She also runs Kamp Kizzy International Bahamas.

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“We are so pleased to honor Keisha because she is a role model not only for the young people she mentors but for adults who are interested in investing in our youth,” said Nancy Flake Johnson, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. “We all have a duty to help young people grow and become successful young adults so they can be tomorrow’s leaders

Founded in 1920, The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is a civil rights organization dedicated to economic and civic empowerment. The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s mission is to empower communities and change lives by enabling – and others to achieve their highest potential and secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves presented CEO Nancy Flake Johnson from Urban League of Greater Atlanta with a check.

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The awards event was held  at noon at the Twelve Hotel, Atlantic Station in Atlanta GA. WSB-TV 2 reporter Tyisha Fernandes  served as mistress of ceremonies

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and Rev. Richard Wayne Wills Sr., pastor of Friendship Baptist Church,  delivered the invocation. Musical entertainment was provided by Tate Farris and Ceavanti Rhodes Youth Ensemble (YEA) and teen jazz group Anonymous Da Band. Urban League was  joined by corporate, government, civic and individual supporters to recognize Pulliam and three youth achievers under the theme “Investing in Youth Today, Empowering  Adults Tomorrow.”

Support from community organizations and resources like the Urban League of Greater Atlanta , give’s individuals who go through significant challenges in their lives an opportunity to go on and achieve success and give back to their communities.By honoring them , the goal is to inspire and motivate them to continue and achieve their highest human potential.

Reporting  by: Isabelle Doll Ngcobo
International Correspondent

Photo Credit:  Zeriba Med
                        Stephonia Taylor Mclinn

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