Elijah Coles-Brown is a teenage motivational speaker and social justice advocate based in Richmond, Virginia. He serves as chief executive officer of Dreamers Imagine Productions, which produces historical stage plays for educational purposes.
An aspiring engineer, Coles-Brown is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers.
His first public appearance was reciting the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" at his local church at the age of 9.
Elijah's mission is to speak to youth about how he turned trauma to triumph.
His speaking appearances have included the Ministers' March For Justice in Washington, D.C., and, via Skype, the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.