Teen author and co-founder of the ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute, Gabrielle Jordan teams up with WJLA, a Washington D.C. affiliate of ABC, to showcase a month long African American Youth Authors Series.
Starting February 1st, the series will highlight black youth authors in the Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC area every Thursday in February at 8:15 AM EST, on WJLA’s popular morning news program, Good Morning Washington. The first segment, which can be viewed on wjla.com, features an interview with the #1 Amazon Bestselling author and international speaker, Gabrielle Jordan.
With almost 10,000 books sold, Gabrielle shared her experience as the author of The Making of a Young Entrepreneur: A Kids Guide to Developing the Mind-Set for Success, which she wrote when she was 11 years old. Says Jordan, “I think it’s always important for someone my age to have direction. Being a young entrepreneur, having this book and having this focus in my life, kept me on a strong path and really helped me to grow as a person.”
Now 17, the award winning entrepreneur and mentor shares what viewers can expect from the series. Jordan adds, “The young people that we’re going to be highlighting this month are amazing young writers that have this focus and have direction in their lives.”
The ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute® was co-founded by Gabrielle in 2013.
The online platform features a youth bookstore which showcases published authors age 18 and younger, from across the United States. Three of the featured youth authors will be showcased during the WJLA series.
Gabrielle’s success as an entrepreneur and author launched her platform as a sought-after speaker, gracing the stages of such places as Google, INBOUND and TEDx. She has personally engaged with over 15,000 women, business owners, and youth through her appearances at major conferences nationally and internationally, as well as in schools, community events and through her ExCEL programs. Gabrielle’s contributions have been recognized by Teen Vogue, McDonald’s, the legendary Magic Johnson, and former first lady, Michelle Obama.
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