Twenty young leaders in Delaware have been named as winners of the 2021 Impact Award by the Millennial Summit planning committee and Delaware Awards subcommittee.
The honorees, representing sectors from education to environmental technology to the arts, are:
- Mikaila Akeredolu (Zip Code Wilmington)
- Gerald Allen (New Castle County Vo-Tech)
- Harrison Barnes (GearUp)
- Jeff Benson (Delaware State University)
- Alonna Berry (The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence)
- Lauren Camp Gates (Down Syndrome Association of Delaware)
- Chelsea Clark (L&W Insurance)
- Danielle Craig (Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Young Professionals)
- Tierra Fair (United Way of Delaware)
- Aaron Harris (Smyrna High School)
- Nicole Irvin (Big Fish Restaurant Group)
- Marissa and Zach King (Easy Speak Spirits)
- Nick Martin (Carbon Reform)
- Nataki Oliver (The Sold Firm Art Gallery)
- Marisa Robinson (Wilmington Concert Opera)
- Jaime Sayler (First State Community Action Agency)
- Matt Silva (Delaware Theatre Company)
- Tamara Smith (Teach For America-Delaware)
- Amy Stengel (Women’s Leadership Initiative at University of Delaware)
- Ennio Zaragoza (Code Purple Kent County)
Two of the winners, Jeff Benson and Amy Stengel, will be speaking at the fifth annual #MILLSUMMIT, which will be held virtually from Monday, Aug. 2, through Wednesday, Aug. 4. Benson, the director of DSU’s Black Male Initiative, will be a panelist on “JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Be the Force – Conversations About Race” on Monday, while Stengel will moderate the workshop “Sharpen up Your Soft Skills” on Tuesday.
Check out the full schedule, including keynotes from country music star Jimmie Allen, nonprofit leader and writer Vu Le and serial entrepreneur Matt Higgins. The #MILLSUMMIT describes itself as “a one-of-a-kind, interdisciplinary conference for young professionals, rising stars, innovators, and industry leaders to connect and grow.” The annual event was originally geared toward young professionals, but it’s open to professionals of all ages, historically drawing an audience ages 18 to 60.
Tickets are still available for the three-day virtual summit. For 10% off of the ticket price, register using the code TECHNICALLY21:Get tickets
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