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Youth activist and philanthropist Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny, also known as Little Miss Flint, has signed with Range Media Partners.
Range is the management company that made waves last fall when it was launched by a group of agents formerly of CAA, UTA and WME. The company has continued to grow as it signed not only filmmakers but also activists and entrepreneurs.
Thirteen-year old Copeny made headlines when she brought attention to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan by writing a letter to President Barack Obama that was published in the Los Angeles Times. Taking on a clean water crisis and environmental racism, Copeny met with Obama and President Bill Clinton as well as Bernie Sanders, while also being spotlighted by media such as Time, The Washignton Post, NBC News, and Vice.
Since then, Copeny has become even more active, launching campaigns that seen the distribution of over a million bottles of water to Flint residents, raise raise over $500,000 for her ‘Flint Kids’ projects to place thousands of books into the hands of local children, and distribute backpacks filled with supplies to school-age youth. Most recently, she partnered with water filter company Hydroviv to donate and distribute high-capacity lead removal filters to families and child-centric organizations in Flint.
Copeny is also a youth ambassador to the Women’s March on Washington and the National Climate March, sits on the board of directors for Kid Box, and is an active member of 18 x Eighteen, an initiative to get young people to vote once they turn 18.
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