Amari M. Venzor
Amari M. Venzor
Undergraduate Grand Board Member
Amari M. Venzor is a native Houstonian who is currently a Sophomore at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, where he is a Global Fellow and Member of the Beta Omega Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. Amari’s love for the arts, as well as service, enhance his academic life. His passion for acting, singing, and public speaking has propelled him to new heights over the last few years. At the young age of 19 years old, this young talent has inspired countless individuals.
He was bestowed a proclamation from the city of Houston recognizing his outstanding motivational and oratorical achievements. At the Top Teens of America Syn-Lod conference in 2019, he was elected National President of Top Teens of America. At the Top Teens of America Area I Conference in 2020, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner bestowed an award of recognition for all of Amari’s various academic and extracurricular accomplishments. He is a triple gold medalist in the NAACP ACT-SO competition for Filmmaking, Oratory and Entrepreneurship and has been competing since 2018. He is also the author of his own Lifestyle and Etiquette Book that guides youth and teens through social situations, like dining out, dress codes, and classroom etiquette.
Amari has been featured on Fox 26, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, ABC 13, Outbreak TV and more! Amari’s theater experiences include; Horton the Elephant in Seussical, King Aladdin in Aladdin, Fagain in Oliver, Terk in Tarzan and many more! In 2019, he was offered the opportunity to be the voice of the Human Rights Gallery and Anne Frank exhibit for the Holocaust Museum Houston and is now a permanent addition in the Museums Virtual Guided Tours. He truly has crafted an artistry of his own.
Amari has over 10,000 community service hours and created his Boys, Books, and Bowties initiative where he hosts literacy camps for elementary and middle school boys. He is also a graduate member of the Engines of Change Student Ambassador program where he studied current events and social reform with a diverse group of like-minded youth across Greater Houston and surrounding areas. As an Engines of Change Student Ambassador, he spoke out on anti-semitism, hate crimes, racism, human trafficking and various social issues that affect America. His passion for social activism also inspired him to create a short film about gun violence, in the wake of the Santa Fe school shooting, to inform people about the dangers of gun violence and encourage social reform.
Amari is an active member of Windsor Village United Methodist Church where he is a youth praise leader, as well as a member of the youth choir, audio/visual team and youth outreach team. Every summer for Vacation Bible School, Amari volunteers as a host and youth leader, where he leads group activities and skits, introduces special guests and guides the young bible scholars in their journey with Jesus. In his free time, Teen Amari loves to entertain, read and spread the word of GOD.
One encounter with Amari and anyone can recognize his ambitious, creative and talented nature. Amari’s heart and passion for American history and social uplift, along with his desire to learn from the trailblazers of the past has ignited his desire to become a “visionary for justice.”