America’s Got Talent winner Brandon Leake inspires students at Pueblo schools
Minutes before a schoolwide assembly on Jan. 26, “America’s Got Talent” winner Brandon Leake was draining mid-range jump shots in the gymnasium with students from Risley Academy of Innovation.
While he was a good enough basketball player to be recruited by a professional club in France, Leake won the 2020 edition of America’s Got Talent with his spoken-word poetry — not his jump shot. Risley was one of three Pueblo-area schools that the California native visited this week to share his poetry and impart wisdom to students.
Leake also held assemblies at Paragon Learning Center and Pueblo County High School before sharing the keynote address at the Pueblo Mentoring Collaborative’s eighth annual luncheon and performing “Insomnia,” a one-man play, in front of a crowd at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center on Friday night.
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