Speakers/Entertainment

Speakers & Entertainment

Updates on additional speakers and entertainers are coming soon!

Keynote Speaker

Nia Franklin

Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019, is a singer, songwriter, music composer and a champion of arts education opportunities for students. Nia was crowned Miss America 2019 in September 2018. Nia vigorously and tirelessly promotes the importance of art education, healing through the arts and instilling creative skills and nurturing aptitudes for a child’s education. She completed her undergraduate degree in Music Composition at East Carolina University in 2015. Nia then went to The University of North Carolina School of the Arts for her Master’s degree and was later awarded the coveted William R. Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education in New York City. 

Featured Speakers

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Dominique encourages the world through motivational talks and coaching. Her selfless ambition is measureless; she is a writer, business-woman, Information Technology (IT) professional, reality TV star (CBS Big Brother - Season 19), and advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Dominique holds a B.S. in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, and M.S. in Systems and Electrical Engineering.

Dominique Cooper

Shanice Lawrence, Founder of She’s A Motivator, LLC, is an Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Mindset + Wellness Coach, Self-Love Advocate and Public Servant. ShesAMotivator.com is an online motivational resource empowering, affirming and inspiring women to transform into the best version of themselves through an emphasis on Total Fitness - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

Shanice Lawrence, MPA

Entertainers

Christopher Joyce a.k.a. CHOYCE, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, is bringing a vibrant energy to the music of today. CHOYCE has used his personal experiences from life in "THE HOLY CITY" to paint vivid pictures of overcoming obstacles and turning tragedy into triumph through his music. Currently, CHOYCE is traveling across the U.S. promoting his latest hit singles "Change The World", "Dream Girls Anthem" and "Y.B.D." from the album "GOD LOVES MY MUSIC.” Chris has been married to Latia for 13 years, and they have 2 children.

CHOYCE

Erica Cumbo is a whirlwind of musical excitement, driven by a passion for God and a love for people. Combining Hip Hop, R&B and Praise and Worship, she brings an energy unlike any other. With her songs, she takes the Word of God and puts it into everyday life so that we can understand it and live by it. Erica has a great desire to reach young people with a message of godliness. Erica’s newest single “NO WAY” is available on all digital platforms.

Erica Cumbo

Additional Speakers

Jackie Brewton has a heart for young people and walked away from a successful career in Corporate America sixteen years ago to dedicate her life to helping teens make good choices. She is a graduate of Furman University and the Founder and CEO of MotivationN3D, a motivational speaking company. Jackie travels around the country and abroad empowering teens to dream bigger dreams, make better decisions and walk into their destinies. Recognizing the need to bridge the communication gap between parents and teens, Jackie also equips and empowers mothers to have the tough conversations with their teen daughters about sex, love and relationships through her blog, parent guides and workshops.

Jackie Brewton

Lynette Lewis is a licensed and ordained minister, small business owner (Purpose Made Alive, LLC,) author (Purpose, Pain’s Promise – Finding Purpose through painful experiences) and motivational/inspirational speaker. Lynette’s purpose in life is to spread the love of Jesus Christ; make a positive lasting difference in the lives of others through service, education and inspiration; to help people to identify their passions so they can live and walk in their purpose.

Minister Lynette Lewis

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