Our third category of the night during the 2020 ESSENCE Essential Heroes Awards, we shined a spotlight on educators who have carved out spaces for children in underserved communities to learn, thrive, grow and access crucial resources despite the limitations placed on them throughout this trying year.
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With a little help from Disney Studios, Jamie Foxx and Jon Batiste, we celebrated the priceless contributions from Deryck Toles of Inspiring Minds, Danyelle Jones of Mindfully Inc, Ashanti Murdock of KIPP Indy Public Schools and Dr. Peter Archer. Watch the video above to learn more about their impactful journeys.