Anthony Anderson, Debbie Allen, Kenny Ortega, Anne Sweeney, and More Will Participate in Webinars Seeking To Educate, Encourage, and Inspire High School Seniors

Los Angeles, CA (June 22, 2020) – Today, Educating Young Minds (EYM), whose mission is to holistically change, impact or enhance the academic, emotional, social and professional trajectories of today’s at-risk, underserved and/or special needs students, in partnership with Treadwell Entertainment Group, Artistic Fortune, and Benefits Plus, announced the launch of its “Access / No Excuse” webinar series. The initiative will provide informative and inspiring webinars/seminars and internships for at-risk high school students led by some of the most influential leaders working today. Participants including actor/producer Anthony Anderson, actress/director Debbie Allen, director/producer/choreographer Kenny Ortega, Netflix and Lego Group Board Director Anne Sweeney, GRAMMY Museum Founding Executive Director Bob Santelli, CAA Agent Brian Boone, USC Rossier School of Education Dean Dr. Pedro Noguera, and ActOne Group President Brett Howroyd will teach, motivate, and inspire students to believe in their own capabilities, understand the importance of a strong education, and seek opportunities wherever they dream possible.

The webinars will launch on Saturday, July 18 and each will accept up to 2,500 students. After a presentation from each week’s featured guest, students will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with these individuals who can provide insight into their own personal journeys and help shine a light on the opportunities that lie ahead.

"For over 25 years, one of the most rewarding endeavors in which I have been involved, has been my work as a board president and a board member of Educating Young Minds,” said Treadwell Entertainment Group President and Founder Tina Treadwell. “Although my career has been dedicated to supporting young people’s creative expression, as a Princeton Alumni, their education is equally as important to me. Through the “Access / No Excuse” webinar series, I am proud to be collaborating with EYM founder Angeles Echols-Brown, Board Member Gavin Keilly, Producer Bruce Cecil, Youth Talent Ambassador Dru Davis, and the amazing talent and industry leaders who have agreed to dedicate their time to inspiring at-risk high school students to look beyond their current circumstances, and to see education as a means to make change in this world."

Added Educating Young Minds Founder and CEO Angeles Echols-Brown, “Every child on this planet deserves the opportunity to grow and learn with equitable educational resources, grace and dignity…a natural nobility of being.  Today's talent must be a part of this equation.  We must redefine the level of expectations, professional trajectories and landscape of “how” children learn.”

Educating Young Minds (EYM) will provide additional online support throughout the summer and beyond for students and family members including internships, arts programs, SAT Prep, immersive labs/augmented reality series, online tutorial (middle and high school students) and Early Learners online curriculum in Math, English, and Science (Pre-K through second grade students).

About Educating Young Minds:
Educating Young Minds (EYM) mission is to holistically transform, enhance and/or impact the academic, emotional, social and professional trajectories of today’s at-risk, low-income, and under-served students grades PreK-12th grades). With over 30 years of on-site learning, EYM’s CEO/Founder and EYM alumni Todd Chisom and Adam Craig created the online interactive platform Access/No Excuse (ANE) to provide distance learning, resources and mentoring for students Pre-K-12th grade, free of charge. The online interactive platform gives students access to intensive tutorial instruction and covers subjects such as; Basic Math, Algebra’s I and II, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry/Statistics, Sciences and ESL – Literacy.

EYM’s multifaceted programs, methodology, and culturally relevant resources and services expand, extend and employ EYM’s preventive- intervention socio-academic and life skill platforms and strategies. EYM provides virtual and non-virtual programs, resources and services guided by gender-specific and developmentally appropriate principles for students’ grades PreK-12th grades in collaboration with its partners EON Reality, Trilogy Mentors, Banks Family Tech, GRX Immersive Labs, Platinum Entertainment Producers, Benefits Plus Consulting Group and Executive and Alumni Board members.  

For more information, visit: Educating Young Minds

About Treadwell Entertainment Group (TEG)
Founded by Tina Treadwell (former VP of Casting and Music Specials at Disney Channel), Treadwell Entertainment Group is a boutique management development company that manages the careers of groundbreaking talent including Uriah Shelton, Erinn Westbrook, Mayra Leal, Cody Saintgnue, Savannah May, Albert Tsai, Dallas Young, Tajh Bellow, Sophie Guest and Shawn-Caulin Young. TEG in association with TEG partner Kim Rena Coleman, Hugo Pallete, Dru Davis (Executive Producer of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” and Robert De Niro’s “The Comeback Trail”), and Artistic Fortune also develops and produces film, tv and theatrical projects through collaborations with TEG clients as well as with leading directors and producers. A graduate of Princeton, Ms Treadwell currently sits on the board of Educating Young Minds and is a former board president.

Contact: Rachel Chanel Clarke, Development and Marketing Strategy Advisor, (323)840-3556,