Donshea Speaks

Donshea Speaks

Reminding students that hard work and dedication helps them reach their dreams, Donshea Hopkins wowed the student audience at the inaugural #TLNYCLeaderTalk on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Hosted at I.S. 219 in East New York, Donshea fielded questions about her motivations, passions, career, and personal mantra from host J.U Jones. Soon after, Donshea performed two musical hits and took selfies with the students.

Born in Brooklyn, Donshea has been acting since the age of 4 and has been seen on various shows including, but not limited to, Power, Law and Order SVU, and Sesame Street.

“I am truly thankful that Donshea came, motivated, and performed for our students,” said TLNYC Founder Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun. “I think that it is truly important for students to see representation of themselves everywhere.”

#TLNYCLeaderTalk is an initiative that introduces students to different types of leaders in the community-at-large. This initiative falls under the Youth Empowerment Lesson (Y.E.L.) program. Y.E.L. programming consists of wellness and life skills class, peer group sessions and guest appearances. Empowerment lessons range from etiquette skills, current events, the entertainment industry, different cultures, and the effects of positive and negative imagery presented in the media.

CLICK HERE to learn more about TLNYC Programming. CLICK HERE to view pictures from the event.

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