Special Guests Announced for Living Advantage, Inc.'s Second Annual "Intro to Robo" on May 6th

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  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) May 04, 2016 - Living Advantage, Inc. is excited to announce the Second Annual "Intro to Robo" - a carnival based around the introduction to robotics for Foster Youth. The event will be held at the famous USC Galen Center, home of Nickelodeon "Kid's Choice Awards" and Microsoft's XBOX Video Game Awards. Join us as we reach out to at-risk and foster youth in our underserved communities.

    "Intro to Robo" is a fun, exciting, and interesting introduction to the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.). Our goal is to not only to introduce these fields and concepts, but demonstrate how they can be applied in schools, careers, and beyond. Children of all ages, family and friends are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience in the exciting world of robotics.

    We are also excited to announce that U.S. Representative Karen Bass will be one of our featured guests attending "Intro to Robo" Congresswoman Bass has been a longtime supporter of Living Advantage and the foster youth we serve. Her dedication to representing underserved youth is an inspiration to Living Advantage, and we look forward to hearing her speak about how she's addressing the struggles that our youth face.

    In addition, Kevin Kim, from the MAD MAC Foundation will be joining us at "Intro to Robo." Entertainment and music will be provided and sponsored by his non-profit foundation, MAD MAC. He will provide his inspiration via storytelling that is relatable and "keeps it real." In addition to Kim, MAD MAC Foundation/IS5 Technologies Co-Founder Iddris Sandu will be speaking. He is an eighteen-year old technologist, entrepreneur, and engineer, who was recently awarded the Boys and Girls Club's "Youth of the Year." We hope he'll motivate our youth to recognize and pursue their potential just as he has.

    TV personality and Life Coach Cindy Martinez of TV network Telemundo, will also be making an appearance! Initially working 13 years as a television host for Spanish-American media giant, Cindy Martinez has lately found satisfaction in helping many families and also the less fortunate as a life coach - motivating those to always rebound after failure, improve their self-image, and most importantly, to believe in them themselves. Cindy's next exciting venture is a conference called Integrate: Mind, Body, Soul, and we excitedly anticipate her motivating people of all kinds for times to come.

    Lastly, we will be introducing Mike Robinson (a.k.a."Big Mike Rob"), an executive with more than 20 years of experience in the music industry and who now specializes in Artist Management, Coaching & Consulting, Music Marketing, among other things. Originally serving underprivileged youth in the Bay area, Big Mike Rob made his way to the Los Angeles area with the BET experience and now endeavors to teach young people about the value of education and how to apply it to various life skills, something Living Advantage simply cannot support enough.

    Special thanks to our venue, food and parking sponsor, USC Civic Engagement, and their Executive Director, Carolina Castillo Ph. D., for partnering with us to hold this event at the fabulous USC Galen Center.

    About USC Civic Engagement
    The Civic Engagement Initiative is housed at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. One of its primary goals is to partner with residents and civic leaders to create living examples of how participatory democracy and governance works in local neighborhoods and institutions.

    About Congresswoman Bass
    As a native of Los Angeles, Congressmember Bass currently represents California's 37th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. In her first term, Congressmember Bass co-created the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. Before, she represented the 47th district in the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2010, and was the second woman, and third African American Speaker of the California State Assembly from 2008 until 2010.

    About Kevin Kim Founder of MAD MAC Foundation
    As the founder of MAD MAC, Kevin Kim has touched the lives of countless youth throughout Los Angeles County by providing leadership development, job placement, education and skills training to underserved populations. The mission of his non-profit organization, established in 1996, is to provide innovative, cost-effective, accessible approaches to assist with the problems at risk youth and adults face in society.

    About Living Advantage, Inc.
    Living Advantage, Inc.'s mission is to utilize innovative technology, social networking and media to reduce unemployment, homelessness and incarceration for foster youth. We offer continuous support for their education, career, housing, and wellness needs, but also provide the financial and independent living skills necessary for self-sufficiency that will further their success in having a better quality of life upon aging out of the foster care system.

    About Cindy Martinez
    Cindy is originally from Cuautla Morelos (Mexico) where she lived part of her childhood and where her early talent develop that would lead to what she is today. A trained actor, but also prepared as Psychologist, Nutriolaga, NLP, and a Motivational Speaker. Cindy Martinez is a bilingual full talent that promises great events and soon we will see her as an activist working for young people within the community Angelina. Cindy Martinez is the Spokeswoman and President of the Organization "The Kids of the World" a non-profit foundation.

    About "Big" Mike Robinson
    As the CEO of BmikeroB Management, Mike is an executive with more than 20 years' experience in the music industry. BmikeroB Management specializes in Artist Development, Coaching & Consulting, Music Marketing (including Internet and Social Media Development), Music Supervision, Talent Booking, Hosting, and Event Planning. Since forming BmikeroB Management, Mike continues to explore new horizons. He continues to help develop and consult emerging artists in today's music industry. Mike has immersed himself into what he truly loves to do, which is to provide leadership skills and life skills to the youth and giving opportunities to independent artists and entrepreneurs.

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