Laura Micheele Kelly is an Olivier Award winning actress for her star-making performance as the title role in the London production of Disney
Mary Poppins. Kelly completed a year and a half touring America starring in the Lincoln Center production of The King and I. Her Broadway credits include: Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof, Me and My Girl, and Finding Neverland, starring opposite Mathew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer.
For 28 years, Next Generation has served as a bridge between students and mentors. Over 80,000 teenagers have participated in Next Generation Clubs both in person and online.
Middle School and High School students receive this free program providing social, emotional, and spiritual teaching and mentoring through weekly clubs.
Each student-initiated Club guides students in building a moral compass and promotes mentoring through relationships with community leaders and youth ministers.
The ultimate goal is for students and their families to be transformed within the context of spiritual communities.
Originating in Metairie, Louisiana, Next Generation has expanded to 60 schools thorughout the Southeast region, with new regions launching Fall 2021.