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Founded in Philadelphia by Fetteroff Colen, and Jerry Carr, PRESS ON YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER is a non-profit organization, devoted to improving the lives of under-privileged children.
Press On was established in 1990, to benefit children and assist them in their path to becoming respectable, responsible, adults.
PRESS ON IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
- Inspiring parents, business, and community leaders to join in a coordinated effort to begin a serious commitment and dedicated work towards achieving effective and positive solutions to the problems existing today.
- Empowering children to reach for excellence in everything they do and develop a life long love for learning and education.
- Provide educational opportunities and learning experiences.
- Teach the values of teamwork, discipline, and hard work through a sports program.
FOUNDER FETTEROFF COLEN
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Fetteroff has enjoyed a career in Hollywood spanning three decades. Together with Jerry Carr, Fetteroff wanted to serve in positive ways to inspire and empower young people.
Fetteroff is widely known for his 20 plus years of ongoing work with Eddie Murphy Productions (EMP) on three comedy tours, as well as roles on numerous Eddie Murphy films, including COMING 2 AMERICA (in post-production), BEVERLY HILLS COP, DREAMGIRLS, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, and many more.
Fetteroff has worked alongside Film Director John Landis, OSCAR WINNING- make-up artist- Rick Baker, POP ICON Michael Jackson, and Film director – Wes Craven. Mr. Colen also has a strong background in animation, and was honored to be selected as a participant in the renowned Disney Inaugural Fellowship program for writers. He has developed numerous animation projects, including his own project, THE PIONEER. A 20 year member of the Director’s Guild of America, more recently, Fetteroff has been active in producing indie film and TV projects. He is currently developing and acquiring content for Hollywood studios and multiple streaming networks. Fetteroff holds true to his roots no matter how many times he circles the globe.