Best Starts for Kids is pleased to announce our two keynote speakers for this year’s Best Starts for Kids 2023 Summit.
We will be welcoming Dr. Timmie Foster as our Keynote speaker and Erandy Flores as the Youth Inspiration Keynote Speaker.
Best Starts In-Person Day (10/27) Schedule:
- 10 am: Doors open at the Museum of Flight
- 11 am: Dr. Timmie Foster’s Keynote session begins and lunch begins
- 12:15 pm: Museum exhibits are open for self-guided tours
Dr. Timmie Foster is the Keynote Speaker
Dr. Timmie Foster, Ed.D. is the lead strategist and consultant with Foster Enterprise (FE), and leverages public relations, strategic consulting, outreach and research and data, thought partnerships and grassroots organizing to facilitate innovative collaborations and corporate giving within multiple professional industries –to include corporate real estate, community, education, entertainment & sports entertainment–with common causes good for humanity and social responsibility.
Foster Enterprise, founded in 2008, is a Strategic Marketing, Partnership & Planning executive consulting firm that unites celebrity clients, corporate real estate (specifically Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) responsibilities), non-profit organizations, small and corporate businesses, and philanthropic and educational organizations associated with common causes. FE specializes in innovative ideas, public relations, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI-B), project management, event design, business development and community relationships.
Erandy Flores is the 2023 Youth Inspiration Keynote Speaker
Erandy will be speaking Wednesday, October 25 from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. You will need to register via Whova.com to attend the session.
Erandy is a P’urhepecha youth from South King County. Erandi is currently a student at UW-Tacoma and an active member of the collective Ireta Purhepecha. She is a community organizer committed to empowering other youth, uplifting Indigenous people’s voices, and being in solidarity with community-led demands for social justice.
She hosts the podcast, Where Roses Grow. It spotlights the roses in Muckleshoot Land, known as Auburn, Washington. The roses seen in this project, are those who in the past or presently engage with anti-racism work and community organizing in Auburn. This platform combines contemporary forms of storytelling while honoring the traditional ways of teaching by expressing lived experiences and allowing for a collective narrative to be conveyed.