Using Your Talents to Make the World a Better Place

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: With all the negativity and angst in the world today, it can hard for kids to just be kids.
Air Date: 8/20/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: June Rochelle
On her soulful and sultry new single, June Rochelle offers an empowering message for those who think perhaps that hope has abandoned them for good -- a compelling R&B/urban jazz styled reminder that while it may hide as we experience life's darker moments, truly, if we let it, "Love Is Here To Stay."

A talented TV producer, director, media content editor, graphic artist and animator, June is also a multi-media force behind the scenes, hosting the community based talk show Joy In Our Town on TBN's affiliate station WCLJ (reaching 1.5 million viewers in the Great Lakes Region); serving as consultant and executive producer of the upcoming feature film, Death of a Butterfly; and producing the popular Learn the Word TV series, a variety show aimed at elevating the lives and education of urban youth, including teachable moments about character and important themes.
  • Guest Twitter Account: @junerochelle1
Using Your Talents to Make the World a Better Place
There's been many instances of social unrest recently, particularly in regards to race relations.

Aside from the social unrest, the TV shows today -- even on networks geared toward kids, like Disney and Nickelodeon -- have overlays of "adult" themes.

With all that negativity, angst and grown-up ideas at hand, it can hard for kids to just be kids.

That's unfortunate, says special guest and musician, June Rochelle, because "you're only a kid for a short period of time," and that time shouldn't be wasted.

What is June doing to help combat the current state of affairs?

For one, she's been producing a kid-centered TV show called Learn the Word, which is geared towards urban youth -- kids that may not have the best opportunities in life. Through both celebrities and everyday people in the community, the show aims to encourage kids to stay in school, get good grades, and to be productive members of society.

Instead of hiring the hottest young talent, June goes into the community to find local kids who have talents to share. Her goal is to inspire these kids to come on board and use their imagination in all sorts of ways, whether it's singing, dancing or telling stories.

Kids need to know they're smart, witty and talented, despite what's going on in the world around them. From this knowledge will arise self-confidence and personal success.

How else is June helping the urban youth in communities around the nation?

She joins Andrea and Lisa to share her vision and hope for the future of the nation's youth, as well as the real strides she's made in accomplishing just that.