Syreeta Gates is a Culture Creator and has created an unparalleled connection with young people. As the founder of The SWT Life, curator for “History MEETS Hip-Hop,” and author of Just Be Cause: Ah Ha Moments to Inspire the Next Generation of Change Makers, she has inspired, educated and impacted thousands of American youth for nearly a decade. Syreeta was awarded Glamour Magazine’s “Top 20 Under 25” in 2010 and the Points of Light award in 2013. She is highlighted in John Schlimm's book Stand Up!: 75 Young Activists Who Rock the World, And How You Can, Too! and Tony Wagner’s book Creating Innovators. Gates also has a BA in Urban Youth Culture the one and only degree of it's kind in the world.Her accomplishments as a youth development consultant and philanthropist have established her as one of the most promising cultural leaders to watch.