👑 Magnificent Monday Shout Out! 👑
My MMSO this week has to go to an awesome community Brother-King whose has shown incredible commitment, love and compassion for his people – Paul Mckenzie
This award-winning creative is driven with fervor and passion that begins and ends with young people. He is a professional public speaker, life coach, NLP Master Practitioner, stand-up comedian, producer, photographer, videographer and filmmaker.
His journey has involved drugs education with primary and secondary school children, setting up the SuperYou Academy, an after-school project for children, developing the platform Soapbox through video shorts highlighting the dangers of youth violence, grooming and a gazillion community campaigns along with giving voices to and highlighting grass roots organisations.
His knowledge and training around young people and the issues that many experience has had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand – youth, parents, community members, even the Met Police. His regular Facebook Live platform ‘Elephant in the Room’ gives the audience the opportunity to vent, discuss or simply just learn about topical or controversial issues. Ever the innovator, Paul recently developed a platform called FOAM20: for the people by the people, which is a safe social media space for young people who are being groomed, and for men and women who are experiencing domestic violence.
A mega move for this media genius. Paul has been working with groups of young people, some with physical and mental challenges and supported them to produce short powerful ﬁlms that highlighted and captured everyday young people’s stories. His most engaging films have been about grooming, gang violence and abuse. Three of his film shorts are: Sick (2019), Crippled Karma (2019) and William (2020). His film ‘Karma’ was recently voted Best Thriller Short in the Los Angeles Independent Short Awards. A mega accomplishment from this Tottenham original!
Facebook family please show some well deserved respect and love to Paul Mckenzie 👑