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Youth Empowerment Day speaker comes to Rochester

Ever meet a 14-year old motivational speaker? Well here’s your chance. Ajani (AJ) Carr, from Madison, Wisconsin is the creator of Building Bosses and will be in Rochester on Sunday October 8, 2017 to speak at John Adams Middle School in The Auditorium starting at 2:30 pm. A presentation and open forum will be lead by Carr. There will also be games, prizes, special guests, and snacks. 

Rochester for Justice and The Diversity Council is hosting the Youth Empowerment Day event to empower youth by sharing experiences in the importance of recognizing their self-worth.

This is a forum where the youth can openly address the many issues that affect their communities every day, and suggest possible ways they can make a difference. All youth as well as vested adults are invited.


AJ Carr is the 14 year old owner of Building Bosses. AJ created “Building Bosses” to help the youth to explore & cultivate their talents, promote leadership and build character through self-esteem. He does this by teaching self-worth, and encouraging our youth to become productive members of society. Building Bosses is a program that pairs young people with successful, local business owners who provide guidance and ongoing mentorship. AJ works very hard to inspire positive change in the community. He is a public speaker, as well as a professional SAG actor. He currently has a recurring role in the new Showtime series that is shooting in Chicago, and produced by Common called “The Chi”. 

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