Randell Adjei is Ontario’s first Poet Laureate. Hailing from Scarborough, Randell is an author, spoken word artist, educator, community leader and entrepreneur. RISE Edutainment is a social enterprise which seeks to give opportunity to youth across the city.
In this conversation we discuss:
- what exactly does a Poet Laureate do
- who inspired Randell to take up poetry in the first place
- graduating as his high school valedictorian after a less than stellar beginning
- starting RISE
- working with companies like Holt Renfrew
- his involvement with the Scarborough Hospital Foundation’s Love, Scarborough initiative
- his favourite things about Scarborough
- and so much more!
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This is Episode #266 of the Welcome! podcast.