On Thursday, January 19, 2012, Ms. Kimberly “Envy” McKee came to Wilmington, DE to speak to young adults who experience barriers to success and education about breaking into the broadcast communication industry.
An eight-year radio veteran, Envy McKee is a two-time A.I.R. Award winning talk show host who is well-known throughout the Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE metropolitan area for her talk show on 100.3 FM and her HBO series, On the Real with Envy.
She encouraged students to forget about their “haters” and break down the walls that were creating obstacles between them and their goals. Siting experiences from her early days as a Beat of Philly radio host, McKee helped students realize that there will always be competition in the workforce, but it is the manner in which they choose to approach every conflict and opportunity that will define them as young professionals.
During the question and answer session, the young adults volunteered information about their personal lives as well as views on society and life. To see that they were empowered enough to not only listen, but to engage in personal conversation was very encouraging.
The session was originally scheduled for one and a half hours but the depth of the questions were so insightful that Envy McKee offered to follow up with students on Twitter to answer additional questions. The students didn’t want to leave, they were so engaged.
The event was open to the community and was attended by high school and college students interested in hearing from the former 100.3 FM The Beat of Philly radio host. Students were eager to take pictures with Envy McKee and the lovely, Miss Delaware International 2012 Nicole Ortiz, who found out about the event via Twitter. Ortiz enjoyed the event and was kind enough to later mention it on her WordPress blog. As Miss DE International, Nicole Ortiz promotes awareness of young adult issues in New Castle County, DE and said the event was energetic and informative.
Feel free to view the Envy McKee magazine cover I designed for All Out Media, as well as the two-page magazine spread written by Brianna Henderson, a senior at Howard High School of Technology. The graphic included in this post was also designed by me and will be included in the January 2012 issue of the All Out Media student-magazine published by The Elizabeth House Family Life Center, Inc.
If you’re interested in seeing more video from the event, visit the e-House YouTube page.