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Empowering the Future: Introducing the S4 Fellows

DE&I DE&I, Media.Monks news 7 min read
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The S4 Fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to progress in their careers within the ever-changing digital advertising and marketing services sector. We've had the opportunity to collaborate with esteemed clients from various industries, receive mentorship from accomplished professionals, and showcase our talents to influential figures within the field. These invaluable experiences, skills, and lessons have cultivated an environment in which Fellows can aspire to become prominent figures in the industry.

The HBCU impact: Advancing inclusivity and amplifying voices.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were established in the United States primarily during the late 19th and early 20th centuries to provide higher education opportunities for African Americans who were excluded from predominantly white institutions due to racial segregation and discrimination. During a period marked by systemic racial inequality, these institutions played a pivotal role in empowering Black individuals through education, nurturing leadership qualities, and driving forward the cause of civil rights.

HBCUs transcend the traditional notion of education; they stand as launchpads that propel future generations into greatness. In the sacred confines of these prestigious institutions, the next generation of visionaries, boundary-pushers, and trailblazers are being nurtured. Our Fellowship mission? To cultivate a vibrant talent pipeline that fosters professional growth and ignites an industry-wide transformation. We're partnering with HBCUs to connect their exceptional graduates with our mission of enriching and diversifying our industry's landscape. Together, we're turning the page on history and writing an exciting, inclusive future!

You can read more here to learn more about these institutions and how they continue to make significant impacts in our communities across the nation. If you’d like to learn more about us within the Fellowship, continue reading below!

Behind the voices: Introducing our Fellows and their stories.

Information and headshot of S4 Fellow Aaron Parrish-Dean

"I am a creative who is passionate about extending the spectrum of Black storytelling and captivating the masses through a different lens."

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"As an avid storyteller, I wield my words to amplify the voices of the unheard, standing as a fervent advocate for the underrepresented and silenced."

Information and headshot of S4 Fellow Arion Kidd-Weeks

"With a burning desire to learn and an unwavering drive to excel, I've made it my mission to put a smile on people's faces along the way."

Information and headshot of S4 Fellow Jasmmine Vanhorn

"My passion lies in crafting impactful strategies, fostering creativity, and generating innovative concepts that resonate not only with brands but also with their audiences."

Information and headshot of S4 Fellow Justin Lawrence

"As a creative specializing in crafting captivating content through the art of writing, my aim is to find the most creative solutions for every scenario."

Information and headshot of S4 Fellow Robert Rucker

"Passionate about the complete storytelling spectrum, I'm dedicated to mastering the business of entertainment."

Join the S4 Fellowship: Ignite your journey!

Having gained insights into our personal journeys and aspirations, we extend an invitation for you to embark on this extraordinary voyage alongside us. Stay connected and up-to-date by following our company's social media platforms—the central hub for the latest updates, perspectives and captivating narratives.

Applications for the 2024 recruitment cycle have closed, but you can learn more about the S4 Fellowship at our dedicated landing page. Keep an eye on our social channels for updates of when we open applications for the next round of Fellows!


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