- Posted December 14, 2013 by
Activist and Teen Celebrity Event Producers Announce Youth Vision Awards
Kenedi and Treasure Bishop are the socialite sisters behind Atlanta and Detroit's hottest teen celebrity events that have featured Mindless Behavior, Jacob Latimore, the O.M.G Girls and more. Their limited edition watch line and clothing line has paved the way for their upcoming weave line and it's all come on the heels of a cosmetic campaign that launched their careers at 15 and 16.
Now, they are continuing their quest to highlight other young people making a difference, announcing their plans to unleash their first annual Youth Vision Awards, Easter weekend 2014.
And they're bringing in the ultimate Atlanta has to offer in terms of youth at the forefront, in the person of Mary Pat Hector. Barely done blowing out the candles on her sweet 16th birthday cake, the young woman is a nationally known activist and spokesperson for Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Her anti-gun campaign Think Twice earned her a $50,000 grant from the Peace First contest.
“We want to recognize youth who are considered hometown heroes in their own right,” said Treasure at a recent press conference. “We know so many kids – some as young as six – who are already starting their careers and making a difference in their community and we want to honor them. We need to have recognition like this, because we need to change the negative stereotype young people receive in the media.”
“Mary Pat is the perfect example of someone not allowing their youth to limit them from pursuing their cause,” Kenedi went on to say. “We are an example of not allowing our youth to limit us from getting a head start on our career. There are so many more kids like us. We knew she would be the perfect person to team up with because she shares the vision we share. Additionally, she’s been honored in so many forums including BET’s Black Girls Rock so we felt to keep it youth produced, we needed to have someone like her to help us bring this to life.”