Highlights from our 2016 8th Annual Awards Fundraising Gala
posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017



Another year in the bag! Honoring extraordinary individuals who give back in a strong impactful way!!

We Thank our incredible host Actor/Comedian Mr. “Talent” Harris!!!!



What an incredible time we’ve had!! 2016 our 8th year!! Ending the year with a bang we honored amazing individuals who give their hearts and minds to our young people!  Thanking all of our incredible sponsors and supporters!!

2016 Determined To Educate, Inc. Award Recipients

JB Smoove - Actor/Comedian: (Star of “Barbershop: The Next Cut”/November 2016 Release of “Almost Christmas”/“Real Husbands of Hollywood” on BET/ “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on HBO

Derek Anderson - 2006 NBA Champion/1996 NCAA Champion: Author of “Stamina”/Philanthropist/Motivational Speaker

Cheryl Wills - Anchor/Senior Reporter for Time Warner Cable’s Flagship National News Network, “NY1 News”

Royce Russell - Criminal Defense Attorney at Law at Emdin & Russell, LLP

Ajene Christian - Assistant Principal, Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy/Charter High School