Since his undergraduate years as a Gates Millennium Scholar at Northwestern University (B.S. Gender Studies & Dance), Keith F. Miller, Jr. has become an award-winning educator, artist, researcher, and village-builder.

After training mentors for NYC youth (iMentor), transforming university culture and leadership development (NYU Stern), and creative consulting for some of the largest school districts in the country (TNTP), Keith moved back to his hometown, Savannah, Georgia, in 2015. Since then, he’s spearheaded the expansion of arts, social justice, and youth leadership programs, serving nearly 1,000 youth and their families annually (Deep Center).

In addition, he’s published 270+ vulnerable and fearless stories to redefine masculinity (Founder, The Pillow Talk Project), developed the “Healing Literacy (Rainbow) Framework,” (M.S. in Educational Psychology at UW-Madison), and continues to create compelling stories about masculinity, intimacy, hope and healing (M.F.A., St. Francis College) while producing them across mediums (Executive Producer, Pritty the Animation; Executive Producer, Mandingo) in service of narrative change.

Keith has been featured in Scalawag, Afropunk, and Savannah Magazine. He was named “Southerner of the Year”(2016), Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 (2018), and a Generation Next Award recipient (2018). Keith is also a National Afterschool Matters Fellow, National Writing Project Teaching Consultant, Forward Promise Leadership Fellow, Promundo Healthy Masculinities Fellow, and a Culture of Health Leader through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.