ADRI V Set To Moderate Women’s Empowerment Conference Panel “Girls Behind The Brand”

Join Women in the Spotlight Goinglobal and experts all weekend long -August 15th-17th for our 4th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference as we learn and become empowered together with workshops and panel discussions covering every aspect of your life.

It gives me, ADRI V  great honor to be the the moderator of the the Power Moves: Girls Behind The Brand

This is an event you do not want to miss. Be there!

ADRI V To Be Honored By Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Join the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals as we celebrate our Second Annual Soiree, “Queen City Lights” on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Dress up like you belong to the 1920′s and join us for a night of dinner, dancing and recognition of outstanding youg professionals making incredible strides in Western New York.

ADRI V  is one of the recipients of the Community Service Award of Excellence

There will also be performances by Carmelita Burgin, R&B band Pure Pleasure and a live deejay, DJ Mr. Illmatic. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Buffalo Urban League’s Scholarship Program. The event will be held at Buffalo’s newest venue, The Foundry,1738 Elmwood Avenue and doors will open with a cocktail hour beginning at 6 P.M. Tickets are $60 for non YP members and $40 for YP members.

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ADRI V Speaks at TEDxYouth@Buffalo “Be A Go Getta”

I had the blessed opportunity to share my love and idea of why it is so important to “Be A Go Getta” on the platform of TedxYouth@Buffalo.  It was truly a honor to be one of the phenomenal speakers to share.

TEDxYouth@Buffalo encourages and facilitates the unleashing of powerful ideas and concepts that can change the world.

TEDxYouth@Buffalo brings together innovators, explorers and teachers and seeks to illuminate, inspire and activate them to encourage conversation, collaboration and action. Together with our community and corporate partners, we work to provide Western New York’s youth with a forum that encourages and facilitates the unleashing of powerful ideas and concepts that can change the world.

TEDxYouth@Buffalo is part of a series of live and live-streamed events organized in Buffalo, under license from TED and under the TEDxBuffalo umbrella.

Check out my video as I presented on why one should “Be A Go Getta”

CAO Youth Power Summit With Eric Thomas

I had the great opportunity and honor to host the CAO Youth Power Summit. The event was a packed out event and the highlight of my day was introducing Eric Thomas The HipHopPreacher.

While he spoke the room was so silent you could hear a  pin drop.  I believe every person that came to the event was truly transformed.

Check Out The Video Of Eric Thomas Live In Buffalo NY!

ADRI V To Host CAO Youth Power Summit And Mentor Forum


I am so excited to have the honor to host this event. Eric Thomas has become my virtual mentor and I really look forward to hearing him speak.  So……

The Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc. (CAO) Presents the “Youth Power Summit & Mentor Forum” featuring:

National  Motivational Speaker, Educator, Author, Activist and Minister Eric Thomas aka “ET The Hip Hop Preacher” will be in Buffalo Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Bennett High School 2885 Main Street. Doors open at 11am and

Join the CAO for TWO powerful workshop presentations by ET:

Youth Power Summit for youth and young adults ages 13 and Up with music, door prizes and more, hosted by:
WBLK/WDKX Radio Personality, Adri V with Music by DJ Kholes

Mentor Forum For Parents, Educators, Coaches, Youth Organization Leaders and all other Caring Adults!

Admission is Absolutely FREE but Pre-Registration is Required.

Visit to register TODAY!

ADRI.V Meets Marshawn Evans The Reinvention Strategist

Today  I had the great opportunity to participate in the Marshawn Evans Speak 4 Pay seminar powered by Women In The Spotlight GoinGlobal. I was truly empowered and enlighten by the information shared with us today from Marshawn Evans. She not only informed us of what we were doing wrong in pursuit of developing a speaking career but she shared with us best practice and on what we should be doing next.

If you do not know who Marshawn Evans is please go check her out at you will thank me later!

Black Caucus Weekend Recap [Youth Summit Experience]

I had the great opportunity to host the Youth Summit for the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. which is comprised of 43 Black, Hispanic, and Asian state legislators from districts across the state.

The guest speaker Gabrielle J Williams shared her insight on entrepreneurship and being a young “Go Getta”  and the importance of knowing your unique selling value. Not only was the youth motivated and moved but so was adults.  After the guest speaker was the talent show. Every youth that performed was so talented and it was truly hard to pick a winner.

Check out some of the pics from the summit. Enjoy!

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