Ali will be coming to Lubbock Friday, April 22, to speak at the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders before heading to speak at Texas Tech for Mentor Tech.

Many know the actress Ali as Ashley Banks from the television series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," but there's more to her than that. Ali is a Broadway-trained actress, Harvard graduate, singer and a youth and education advocate.

Ali has made herself a spokeswoman dedicated to educating and professionally developing young people for leadership roles, such as the Millennium Momentum Foundation and Step Up Women’s Network.

The actress will be a keynote speaker 7 p.m. Friday for Mentor Tech’s 14th Annual Celebration Banquet which will be held at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.