Adra Young is a native of Gary, Indiana. She is an Acting Coach, Actress, and Educator. Graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1990, Young was accepted and attended the prestigious Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Majoring in Education, she took her first shot at acting on the university's campus. Receiving her Bachelors Degree in Education, Ms. Young has dedicated over thirteen years of service as a teacher to the youth of Detroit, Michigan. Obtaining her Masters Degree in 1999 from the University of Detroit, she majored in Education Administration. In 2005, Ms. Young wrote her first acting and socialization guide for the youth titled, The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues.
Venturing off into the world of business in 2006, Ms. Young created ARDANNYL. ARDANNYL is an after school performing arts company that provides the following to youngsters after school five days a week; acting, art, dance, creative writing, and singing. Her second book, The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues Volume II is a sequel to the first. Modeling the same concept as the first, Volume II is a realistic testatment of dilemmas and situations that today's youth have been exposed to.
In 2009, Ms Young paired up with author, Arts and Community Activist Ms. Tracie Christian begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting to create the Live Ladies of Literature Movement. On a mission to positively get the South East Region of Michigan back in stride, they provide exciting, and refreshing new events for adults and children desiring to participate in the artistic arena.
On a Bi-Monthly basis, the (LLOL) provides a free event for artist to promote their expertise, and services titled Coffee Arts & Entertainment. Together the two provide self publishing seminars to adults desiring to become authors. Christian, internet radio host of 7mileradio.com provides poetry seminars to the youth, and Young provides acting seminars to both adults and the youth. Due to both ladies being proud products of Black Universities, they provide a workshop titled, "Say It Loud I'm Proud". This seminar was designed for youngsters ranging from 13 and up desiring to know more and to become more informed about (HBCU's) Historical Black Colleges Universities.
In 2010, this Dynamic Duo directed and produced their very first addition to their Mocha Monologue Series titled, "From the Outside Lookin In". The first ofmany to come, this show was dedicated to women's month.
In the summer of 2010, Young became the curriculum socialization skills provider for the Detroit Impact Center.