How The STARWALK Project started
As a group, we sat down and wrote letters to celebrities and notable individuals. Requested their participation in The
Wall of Inspiration Project. By sending us one photo with a short personal message of inspiration. After all, the right words
can convey hope, faith, strength and inspire. The right words can also revitalize an old idea and give a new one the wings
The Youth Ambassadors first started making handmade clay bricks with the names of celebrities that that took the time out
their busy schedule, to participate in The Wall of Inspiration and other projects. Because of the success of the projects,
We decided to created an outdoor display. I contacted a couple of company that make engraved bricks and decided on Brick Markers
USA to work with us in creating a outdoor display.
“The Wall ” has grown into the world’s largest collection of autographed photos, messages, notes and
letters from celebrities and notable individuals from around the world. Addressed to a group of children on the significance
of staying in school, getting their education and going for their dreams.
The project has inspired countless young people over the years to move forward in pursuit of their dreams. The WALL has
been a great tool in our mission of encouraging young people to staying in school, saying NO to gang, drugs, going for their
dreams and striving to reach their full potential.
The project has been also been very successful tool in our mission to stop bullying, too, promote tolerates, positive communication
in the form of words and images. The Youth Ambassadors displayed THE WALL collection to the public and share Anti-Bullying
Essay / Poetry / Anti-Bullying Collages.
We have been honored with the participation of individuals such as, Drew Barrymore, Former President Bill Clinton, Carol
Channing, Sean Combs, Walter Cronkite, Gloria Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Gilbert, Whoopi Goldberg, Merv Griffin, Nelson
Mandela, Wynton Marsalis, Prince Albert of Monaco, Nancy O’Dell, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gloria Steinman, Ben
Stiller, John Travolta and Donald Trump just to name a few.