Philanthropist & TV Anchor Phil Taitt Encourages Communities to have a Seat at the Table in the heart of Bed- Stuy  with Star Studded evening celebrating Special Guests:

NAACP Award-Winning Actor Malik Yoba, Award-Winning Media Personality Angela Yee,

Playwright, ‘Thoughts of A Colored Man Creator, Keenan Scott II

BROOKLYN, NY – Dream, Reach, Inspire, Together Again,  took “give back” to new heights with a star-studded evening on November 17th,  led by Philanthropist & TV Anchor/ Reporter, Phil Taitt. The inspirational night produced by ForSmiles Inc., at the historic Brooklyn Bank,  sponsored by Miss Jessie’s, Sheen Magazine, water brand Treo and EmblemHealth.


This highly anticipated evening encouraged communities to ‘have a seat at the table’ and obtain recipes for success from a group of highly influential stars!  This all included Dream Reach Inspire, Equity/ Housing Award Recipient Malik Yoba, Dream Reach Inspire Drum Major for Change Award Recipient, Angela Yee, and Dream Reach Inspire, Diversity and Inclusion Agent Award Recipient,  Keenan Scott II, guided by the mistress of ceremonies, Emmy Award-winning reporter Ayana Harry. All proceeds from the evening support  Dream Reach Inspire’ programming in Brooklyn, New York offered to city youth.

Taitt, led an inspirational conversation with the evening honorees highlighting topics such as navigating in the workplace +entrepreneurship. Diversifying profiles and portfolios, activism through various industries, and real estate.

The evening wouldn’t have been  complete without the sounds of our captivating  surprise  guest performers, Brooklyn United Marching Band! Brooklyn’s very own Monique Sade and Paul Gee also contributed their talents with an emotional tribute of the Oscar Winning song ‘Glory.’ Sade also returned at the end of the evening to pay tribute to our honorees with her single ‘Shine’ which had the room rocking! Sounds for the evening all back by musical director Terrence Butler and Kaleidoscope!

Special guests included Mistress of Ceremonies Emmy Award Winning, Ayana Harry + brother of George Floyd, Terrence Floyd, NY1 Veteran ‘News All Day’ Anchor, Ruschell Boone.

Elected officials also joined in on the evening, Rhea Smith from State Senator Kevin Parker’s office, Councilmember Rita Joseph and Farah Louis. Taitt was given a surprise proclamation from the state, for his community work and activism.

Dream Reach Inspire, is a 501C3 founded by TV anchor and philanthropist Phil Taitt! He is dedicated to empowering impacted communities to be inspired and reach for their dreams.


The Dream Reach Inspire 501C3 organization offers youths the opportunity to engage with inspirational professionals highlighting various industries. Our organization provides a platform and a safe space for children to dream, reach and inspire!  This is accomplished through  engaging workshops that encourage young people to aspire to be, all that they can be! Our goal is to uplift the morale and outlook of youths facing various obstacles, and to keep our children engaged in created programming, and off New York City streets.

Our Mission

To provide mentorship and empowerment programs for youths, that will help them overcome various hardships and obstacles. Hearing stories of inspirational professionals through tailor-made, fun workshops which aims to enhance their desire to work hard and dream big.

Photo Credit for Photos: @rjartistry + @phazionphotography