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!, Dr.Doran Gresham's Why the Sun Rises: The Faces And Stories Of Women In Education 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. She is formally the Creative Director of Travel Noire, a multidimensional platform for unconventional travelers; and a Dream Director and VP of Culture and with The Future Project. Her accomplishments as a youth development consultant and philanthropist have established her as one of the most promising cultural leaders to watch.