#TURNUPURI ‘24 SE Announces Keynote Speaker: Shawndell Burney-Speaks

Shawndell Burney-Speaks to Inspire and Empower Young Leaders

#TURNUPURI ‘24 SE Announces Keynote Speaker: Shawndell Burney-Speaks to Inspire and Empower Young Leaders

Providence, RI – #TURNUPRI, Rhode Island's premier youth empowerment and leadership summit, is excited to announce Shawndell Burney-Speaks as the keynote speaker for its 2024 Spring Edition on April 17th at TIMES2 STEM Academy, Providence. Burney-Speaks, a native of Providence, is a community leader, certified relationship coach, and relentless advocate for social change.

Her powerful story of personal resilience and dedication to community upliftment is sure to resonate deeply with young attendees. From her groundbreaking work as the first Black female Senior Advisor to the Providence mayor to the creation of Corporate Prayer New England in the wake of personal tragedy,  Burney-Speaks embodies the spirit of overcoming adversity to create positive change.

"We are thrilled to welcome Shawndell Burney-Speaks to #TURNUPRI ‘24," said Juan Wilson, co-founder of #TURNUPRI. "Her passion, authenticity, and commitment to empowering others make her the ideal speaker to inspire the next generation of leaders in Providence."

Burney-Speaks' keynote address will focus on themes of overcoming challenges and finding your voice in the community.  She is expected to share her personal experiences and insights gleaned from her work as a coach and advocate for change.



#TURNUPRI is a free youth empowerment-leadership summit + career exploration conference for students in grades 8-12 held since 2015. The event provides opportunities for career exploration, leadership development, and networking with diverse professionals. To register and learn more visit: https://www.turnupri.com

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