**TOI MONROE IS APPEARING FROM 1:05 - 1:25 PM ON THURSDAY, JULY 4**
1:05 - 1:25 PM

Toi Monroe will be entering the eleventh grade at McMain High School and aspires to be an actress, model and psychologist. She participates in Urban League College Track, a college readiness program for under-resourced youth in New Orleans. Toi is active in Project Butterfly New Orleans, an African-centered rites of passage program for girls in New Orleans. She is also in the Essence of Girl Up NOLA, a program sponsored by Girl Up NOLA in honor of the partnership between ESSENCE Festival and the City of New Orleans.