And the winners of the ‘Diversity in the D’ scholarship, announced today at The D Show, are Jayla Smalls and Eve Geboski!
Imagination recently partnered with Adcraft on its 'Diversity in the D' scholarship program, doubling the investment behind it, to benefit more students in Detroit and demonstrate Imagination's and Adcraft’s commitment to supporting diversity within the Detroit creative industry. Alistair Wilson, Managing Director of Imagination Detroit, will also share the news of the winners during the 2021 D Show Awards Ceremony on June 24.
Jayla Smalls, also known as the rapper, IndigoYaj featured in the award-winning Detroit Youth Choir’s ‘Glory’. Jayla is about to embark on her junior year studying music production at Clark Atlanta College. Jayla is an incredibly talented musician and rapper, and the first female recipient of the Keys to Detroit for her work with DYC.
Eve Geboski is ready to start her junior year, majoring in Advertising Design in Detroit at The College for Creative Studies. Judges were impressed with Eve’s UI and UX talents.
Alistair Wilson, Managing Director of Imagination in Detroit said, “2020 was a year of reckoning, and if there is one positive to be taken, it is that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are both a business and societal priority. Jayla and Eve are yet more proof of the exceptional creative talent that exists in Detroit, Imagination is thrilled to partner with Adcraft to help them on their journey through college and into the industry.”
“Through Adcraft’s mission to educate, support, and inspire, we could not be prouder to partner with the team at Imagination and offer mentorship, financial aid and guidance to our extremely talented 2021 Diversity in the D scholarship winners, Eve and Jayla. The D Show celebrates the best of Detroit’s creativity and these young ladies exhibit everything there is to love about our city, our youth, and our future,” said Lauren Hustek, Executive Director of The Adcraft Club of Detroit.