Celebrity guests to appear at Greatness Beyond Measure Teen Summit

BET host Bentley and musical group Glamour among those on the event schedule

Glamour will perform during the Teen Summit. Contributed photo
Glamour will perform during the Teen Summit. Contributed photo

BET host and author Fonzworth Bentley, BMW of North America executive Kimberly Byars and a musical group called Glamour will appear at the eighth annual Greatness Beyond Measure (GBM) Teen Summit July 29-31 in Sarasota, organizers have announced.

Byars will be a speaker at the GBM Shark Tank presentation, while Glamor — which was formed by Kandi Burruss of Xscape, who also stars in the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta — will perform during the GBM Teen Idol Talent Showcase, a news release says.

Bentley, born Derrick Watson, served as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ valet and assistant in the reality TV show Making the Band 2, the release notes. The Georgia native is a musician and an author who has appeared in music videos, such as Usher’s Yeah and OutKast’s The Way You Move, the release adds. Bentley, who also appears on BET’s Lift Every Voice, also has published a book about etiquette, Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence and Style to Get Ahead, the release says.

Glamour is an R&B group featuring teens Kaylan, Moriah and Lady, who were dubbed “Baby Destiny’s Child” by celebrity judge Kelly Rowland after an appearance on The X Factor, the release notes. Glamor will headline GBM’s annual talent competition, which will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringling College of Art and Design’s auditorium, the release continues.

All or Nothing Dance Crew, the Leaders of Legacy Step Team, the Movers Dance Crew, the Maculele Capoeira Martial Artists, Milan Wujnovich and 13th Disciple are among the spoken word and rap artists, and dance and step teams that will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, the release adds.

Additionally, the GBM Internship and Scholarship Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Ringling College, the release notes.

“All weekend activities provide a positive platform to showcase the talents of Sarasota’s youth,” the release says. “Founded by Melanie Thomas, the summit helps students hone their leadership skills and focus on careers in traditional and non-traditional fields,” it adds.

The registration fee is $5 per person. Adults are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 302-1863, or text 941-735-5261 or MYGBM411@GBM.COM.