ASPiRE to preview 'Changemakers,' a new reality series on celebrities doing good

Ludacris speaks on stage at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The ASPiRE cable television network will premiere its fifth original series, “Changemakers,” on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 EDT. Currently in production in Atlanta, the half-hour reality series will spotlight African-American celebrities — such as Keshia Knight Pulliam and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges — who are making a difference and reveal how and why they use their success to help others to be their best selves. The six-episode series is executive produced by Swirl Films and Black Celebrity Giving’s Jasmine Crowe.
“Changemakers” is a groundbreaking reality series that focuses on celebrities who are changing the game in their communities by doing extraordinary things,” said Paul Butler, general manager, ASPiRE. “This series is a perfect example of the kind of positive programming that makes ASPiRE a unique network. We are committed to telling stories that otherwise go untold. “Changemakers” features the exceptional work of many celebrities who are giving back to the community. We are pleased to shine a spotlight on some of these generous acts.”
The debut “Changemakers” features Keshia Knight Pulliam. Her Kamp Kizzy Foundation to work with young people ages 11-16 from various socioeconomic, social, racial and religious backgrounds. It provides a holistic approach to self-esteem, empowerment and motivation. With the theme “dare to dream big, think big and accomplish big,” the mission of the foundation is to provide a loving environment for youth to learn and grow into individual awareness and the discovery of their own personal power.
The second episode of “Changemakers” stars recording artist and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. Since 2001, The Ludacris Foundation has been inspiring youth through education and memorable experiences to live their dreams with programs such as Leadership and Education, LudaCares, Living Healthy and Going Green.
Additional episodes will be announced.

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