iCAN's Youth Executive Team demonstrate strong leadership skills in their school and community.
Lead Youth Advisor
Specialties: Multimedia Content, Grant Writer, Annual Toys Drive, Project Facilitator
Hello, my name is Zakia Tookes. I am a freshman television and film major, theater arts minor. I aspire to be a writer, director, producer, and actor. My immediate goal is to create content and provide innovative performances that are unique and thought-provoking. I intend to use my artistic expression to represent modern African American culture progressively. I would like to use my leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills as a platform for helping other women whose self-concept has been adversely affected by society, particularly the influence of media and theater’s portrayals of African American women.
Through iCAN, I will continue to create multimedia content, support program development, and facilitate workshops and events to educate and empower youth.
WKI Project Advisor
Specialties: Social Media Coordinator, Blogger, Project Facilitator, Artist
Hello, my name is Ariya Farrow. I am 21 years old. I am a junior at Southern A & M University in Baton Rouge where I am studying to obtain a Bachelor of Business with a minor in Sports and Entertainment Law. In 2017, I graduated from Luella High School in Locust Grove, GA. I enjoy creating freehand art, vlogging and reviewing/updating social media content. I believe that youth can use their skills and talents to create opportunities that improve our community. In high school, I was a member of the Delta GEMS, a program that offered a road map for college and career planning through the facilitation of activities that provide an opportunity for self-reflection and individual growth. I was able to provide mentorship to the girls in the WKI program by sharing and teaching them the skills learned from the Delta GEMS program.
Being a team member at iCAN provides me an opportunity to provide mentorship to girls attending urban high school by assisting them with navigating high school and preparing for college.
Specialties: Website Development, Graphic Designing, Project Facilitator
My name is Jovan Hurt, and I am a Production Assistant for the Walking Dead. After earning my Associate of Business Degree, I entered the film and media field. I enjoy creating websites and designing graphics. I love producing music that is a compilation of several genres. My experience in the film and music industry equips me with diverse technical skills and resources that I use to create a collection of work. Some of my work is featured on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.
At ICAN, I provide support to staff and youth, this includes assisting with media development. I also mentor youth who are interested in entering the music field.
Youth Project Designer
Specialties: Digital Storyboarding, Drama and Choreography, Project Facilitator
Hello, my name is Alanna Tookes. I am a junior at Charles E. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia. After my senior year, I would like to attend a college with a strong Arts Program. I enjoy studying Drama and Choreography. I love to use music to create artistic expressions that provide a glimpse of life as a teenager. I take what I learn to create projects that help youth examine and find solutions for problems in their lives. I am passionate about using my artistic and technological abilities to be a change agent. I believe that youth can use their skills and talents to create opportunities that improve our community. At Drew Charter School, I am a member of the Beta Club and Honor's Society, which provides me opportunities to be involved in community service projects.
Being a team member at iCAN provides me an opportunity to develop projects and work directly with younger youth.
At iCAN I am able to lead research projects with other youth to promote them to join me in being a change agent.
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