While most of us where still trying to figure out what we wanted to do with our lives at 13, Jordon Coleman has made it clear. He wants to work in the Film and TV world and really wants to be a Sports Reporter. But while he’s still working on achieving that goal he is currently working as the voice of Tyrone in the Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. show The Backyardigans. His mother challenged him to use his money to help uplift his community. So he decided to make a film about the importance of education for African-American boys.
Team GreasyGuide.com went to see the film last night and it was amazing. Just think if we could get all of our 13 year old kids to this level of creativity what the world would be. In the film Jordon speaks to Master P, Kobe Bryant, Ludacris, Al Sharpton, Terrence J, Michael Strahan, Vince Carter, Newwark Mayor Cory Booker, Bronx DA Rob Johnson, Yung Joc, Swizz Beatz, Winky Wright, Andre Travieso, Esq, Busta Rhymes, and many more.
The most compelling and tear jerking moment of the film was Attorney Andre Travieso, Esq talking about his life and experience growing up. He has had many tragic moments in his life having lost his father at an early age, and then his mother at age 18. But it was through education that he was able to rise above it all and become a successful Attorney.
Please support this film! If you are an educator please visit SayItLoudFilm.com and invite Jordan to your school to speak on the importance of education. Please encourage your young folks to pursue their creative talents to the fullest.