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Red Bull Announces Final Participants for First-Ever U.S. Social Entrepreneur Program

Sexual violence, food deserts, education equality, public transportation, and gender equality are just some of the issues being addressed by the social innovators selected for the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy, a global program for social entrepreneurs - taking place in Baltimore, MD on August 11-20 Red Bull Amaphiko will host a calendar of free public events focusing on health & wellness, community storytelling, music performances, art installations, and more

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(businesspress24) - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/17 -- Editors Note: There are two images and a video associated with this press release.

Hundreds of people from across the country applied and only a few were hand selected to be a part of the first-ever U.S. Red Bull Amaphiko Academy, a social entrepreneurship program that aims to bring together and uplift individuals who are using their talent and energy to tackle social issues in their community. Today the select group of individuals - bios below - were announced and on August 10 they will make their way to Baltimore, MD for a 10-day immersion of lectures, storytelling workshops, collaboration sessions, coaching clinics, and business simulations all hosted by some of the country''s leading change makers.

"I''m a passionate person who funnels my experiences into creating solutions and opportunities; I''m about action, results and more importantly, positive impact," said Brittany Young, a 2017 Red Bull Amaphiko Academy participant and founder of B-360 Baltimore, a community partnership creating an avenue for students to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using dirt-bikes. "I want everyone to see that small good deeds can lead to large impacts and positive changes."

Along with the 10-day residency, Red Bull Amaphiko Academy will host a slate of free public events for the larger Baltimore community. Events range from art exhibitions, musical performances, and poetry readings to evenings exploring healthy and mindful lifestyles in the city including a roller skating night at the Shake & Bake Family Fun Center. The Academy will culminate with the Red Bull Amaphiko Festival highlighting the social innovation projects of the Academy participants as well as performances, pop-up booths, and interactive activities for the general public. The current line-up of free public events is below and can also be found on .

will take place at the renowned Eubie Blake Cultural Center in the Mt. Vernon part of Baltimore August 10-20. The well-known community space allows the public to explore the city''s musical Jazz heritage and celebrate Baltimore artists. Throughout the year visitors can view exhibitions of local and national visual artists, attend live concerts, and participate in cultural arts classes, workshops and clinics.

"The Red Bull Amaphiko program is about people creating in order to help and serve others. The Eubie Blake Cultural Center shares a similar mission and because of this common goal it made perfect sense to have Eubie Blake as the home of the inaugural U.S. Academy," said Troy Burton, Director of Eubie Blake Cultural Center. "We''re thrilled to be a part of another impactful community program and to continue to positively influence the future of this great city of Baltimore."

"Amaphiko" translates to "wings" in Zulu, an official language in the program''s origin country, South Africa. Red Bull Amaphiko Academies have taken place five times across the world since 2014 - three times in South Africa and twice in Brazil - and have supported more than 100 social ventures globally. To learn more about the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy in Baltimore, please visit this or view this .

MEET THE 2017 RED BULL AMAPHIKO ACADEMY U.S. PARTICIPANTS

About Red Bull Amaphiko

Red Bull Amaphiko supports social entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their community and aims to inspire a broad audience to do the same. This global program includes development programs and tools, such as Academies and workshops, digital know-how and resources for social entrepreneurs; as well as events and programs which connects them to a supportive community and contributors who bring in the skills, resources, time; and a world-wide network of like-minded individuals reflected in an online community. It enables producing and spreading stories through an online magazine, various Red Bull channels and broader media.

will begin in Baltimore, MD this August.

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