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PPGJLI Names Excellence in Education Award Winners for Honors During its Fundraising Event

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Amzeal -- Six individuals will be honored with the Planting People Growing Justice™ Leadership Institute (PPGJLI) Excellence in Education Awards. The awards will be presented during PPGJLI's 7th anniversary fundraising celebration. The event and awards will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, from 8-9 a.m. at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis, located at 410 Oak Grove St. in Minneapolis.

PPGJLI's Excellence in Education Award was created to recognize the many contributions of individuals within the community. Excellence in Education honorees are:
  • Honorable LaJune Lange, retired judge
  • Kiya Edwards, KARE 11 reporter
  • Nasra Noor, Educator
  • Ella Beard, Artist- Vibe Art
  • Rev. Carl Walker and Grant West, founders of Walker-West Music Academy
The non-profit organization was founded by Dr. Artika Tyner. The awards celebrate the achievements of community members whose efforts exemplify the goals and values of PPGJLI. The organization is planting the seeds of social change through its many youth literacy, leadership, and advocacy programs and initiatives.

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PPGJLI's fundraising goal is $50,000. Tickets to the fundraiser and awards celebration are $30 each and can be purchased online now.

A variety of corporate sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available (https://givebutter.com/ppgjli_sponsorships_2023), along with volunteerism. The PPGJLI fundraiser brings together like-minded people who want to make a difference, help PPGJLI grow, and empower youth through literacy, leadership and diverse books.

Since its founding, PPGJLI has inspired 5,658 students, donated more than 19,000 diverse and multi-cultural books, and reached over 6,000 children through its Leaders are Readers program. The organization has more than 30,000 read-aloud listeners.

PPGJLI inspires, equips, and fosters future leaders through school visits, the arts and humanities, education, workshops, and seminars. PPGJLI initiatives encompass read aloud events, book giveaways, youth writing competitions, and teaches about STEAM leadership and careers.

The PPGJLI's Excellence in Education Awards honors outstanding community leaders, while the 7th anniversary fundraiser helps continue and expand on its youth-oriented programs. Set for Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, the event is a meaningful way for individuals and businesses to support literacy, community youth, outstanding leaders, and PPGJLI's many leadership programs (https://www.ppgjli.org/7-year-anniversary-fundraiser). The organization's efforts are leading the way in showing youths their many opportunities, allowing them to take their rightful place in any future endeavor they wish to pursue.

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About Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute
Launched in 2015 by Dr. Artika Tyner, PPGJLI provides a platform for the initiation of social change, cultivation of collective leadership, and promotion of public policy advocacy. The organization's goal is to challenge 10,000 leaders worldwide to make a difference in their communities. Its founder is an educator, author, highly sought speaker and advocate for justice.

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Jacklyn Milton, Administrative Director
Plant People Growing Justice Leadership Institute

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