Meet the Creators
Meet The Creators
d'Arquoia Connor & Artisha Mann-Cooper
Motivation 4 Kidz is a motivational platform that features music, books, and guides that aid in social emotional education for kids created by Artists and best friends d'Arquoia Connor(left) and Artisha Mann-Cooper(right) who met in graduate school while receiving their Master's Degrees in Fine Arts in Acting at the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. After working in entertainment, education, and childcare for the past decade d’Arquoia and Artisha wanted to create positive content for children as African American women appealing to and inclusive of all demographics, ethnicities, marginalized and underrepresented groups, including children of color. d’Arquoia Connor has worked as an Actress, Singer, Youtube Content Creator, Elementary School Musical Theatre Teacher in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods, Residential Group Home Counselor with foster care youth, Counselor with youth transitioning out of juvenile hall, Treatment Counselor and Advocate for youth with mental health conditions such as Autism, Aspergers, Schizophrenia, ADD, ADHD, and other various Traumas, a Babysitter, and as a Nanny and Governess for prominent New York families. Artisha Mann Cooper has worked as an Actress, Writer, Theatre Teacher for grades K-12, Line Producer and Unit Production Manager for various SAG indie films, Film Financier, and Film Producer. They are both passionate about education, advocates for mental health, and are relentless about planting seeds of positivity and productive change into the lives of young people and children everywhere.