Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Khadija Yawn has pursued greatness in all aspects of life. With a relentless drive to achieve personally, professionally and academically Khadija continues to grow.
Through her myriad of studies Khadija identified her passion of working with youth and strengthening families to build stronger communities. Growing up in a single- parent household she understood the struggle and desired greatly to be and provide the outlet for growth, vehicle for prosperity and inspiration for change that some many Rochesterians were in need of.
For the last decade Khadija Yawn has dedicated her life to this pursuit, first as a Youth Coordinator and After School Director in the Non- For- Profit sector for seven years. She branched out to create her own platform in ROC ROYAL ENTERTAINMENT in 2010. Khadija’s pain is the passion behind the many events she host in the city of Rochester.
Since its origination, Roc Royal LLC. has planned, hosted, sponsored and coordinated innumerable events ranging from small social gatherings to huge community functions providing a safe place for people to recreate, be entertained and often receive services through the many outreach events they have facilitated: In 2017 Khadija launched 585 DREAM PROJECT a non for profit that focus on educating and developing student skills through the arts.
In addition to being one of the most sought after hosts and DJs in the area, Khadija has impacted her community through creating a red carpet and history breaking events. In 2013, she was selected to work on the election campaign of Rochester’s first female Mayor, Lovely Ann Warren. Through this process she learned more about the community and was eager to find a way to impact change.“
I believe we must start WITHIN our communities in order to inspire change” is the quote that Khadija lives by each day, through each event she plans and hosts. She will continue to strive to be an example for young people, for the community and promoting self-empowerment and improvement.