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Led by HGTV’s “Property Virgins” host, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Egypt Sherrod, on Friday, July 25, 2014 The Egypt Cares Family Foundation presented the non-profit organization’s highly anticipated “3rd Annual Rising Media Stars Boot Camp.”

Egypt and kidsFifteen ambitious teens from the metro Atlanta area were selected after each submitted a personal 250 word essay detailing their interest and enthusiasm about pursuing a career in the ever-changing media industry. Each participant was carefully selected to engage in a rigorous day-long program giving them a birds-eye view of the variety of specialized careers available in the media industry. The teens took part in exclusive tours and received personalized tutorials from broadcast television anchors, journalists, TV producers, radio programmers, animation artists, film producers and talent managers. The on-air talent and executives that have won Emmy Awards, NAACP Image Awards and have overseen the production of marquis programming including the annual televised Soul Train Awards.

“As a national TV host & radio personality myself, the Annual Rising Media Stars Boot Camp is a program especially close to my heart. Each year I am reminded of how important it is for me to utilize my relationships to expose young people to positive career opportunities that exist in the business of media,” said Egypt Sherrod, founder of The Egypt Cares Family Foundation, HGTV host and founder of The Egypt Sherrod Real Estate Group.

Egypt and kids2This year’s boot camp was made possible through the generous donation of time and resources from partnership with WXIA Networks (NBC 11 Alive Atlanta), Sunseeker Media Studios, Moguldom Media, Love 860 AM/AM 1100 Radio Stations, I For Talent Management & Consulting, KDuJour Events LLC., Atlanta Red Carpet, Michael Eaton Photography, Luxe Sounds Entertainment, Divine Chariots Transportation, and SJO PR.

For More Information on Egypt Sherrod and The Egypt Cares Family Foundation, please visit: and,,, and Twitter: @EgyptCares or @EgyptSaidSo.**

At Egypt Cares Family Foundation (a non-profit organization), we believe that family IS the foundation. A stronger family leads to a stronger village and community for all. Our mission is to enrich the family structure as a whole. Spiritually based, the Egypt Cares Family Foundation aims to provide resources and motivation that support families on their journey to financial literacy, health awareness, higher education and successful communication within the family unit. The foundation will provide workshops, seminars, and community outreach programs designed to foment stronger families.

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