Inspirational youth stories
Host: Jamal White
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Follow the story of three resilient teens as they share their stories and reflect on their achievements.

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Our Team

David M. Massey is an Academy Award-Nominated filmmaker with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Education from Ohio Dominican University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Advanced Film & Television from the American Film Institute.
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Dawn Alexander
Dawn Alexander is the mother of a young African American male, and as such created this project with a deeply felt commitment to his safety and the safety of other young black men in America.
Keith Smith
Smith began his film career as a camera assistant working for such well-known filmmakers as Oliver Stone and Bob Richardson, ASC. He worked with the pair on “JFK,” “Heaven and Earth,” “Natural Born Killers,” and “Nixon.”

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Former and future cast

Blair Underwood, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Sinbad, Nick Canon, Eddie George, Romeo "Lil Romeo" Miller, Hill Harper, Penny Marshall, Robin Thicke, James Pickens Jr., Nia Long, Mark Wahlberg, Forest Whitaker, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Justin Timberlake, Tyler Perry, Dennis Haysbert, LL Cool J, George Lopez, Anthony Mackie, Mo'Nique, Magic Johnson, Steve Harvey, and Dwayne Wade.

Malcolm Jamal Warner


Nick Cannon

Television presenter, actor

Nia Long


Blair Underwood


Our history